The award-winning author of Finnikin of the Rock and Jellicoe Road pens a raw, compelling novel about a family's hard-won healing on the other side of trauma.
Award-winning author Melina Marchetta reopens the story of the group of friends from her acclaimed novel Saving Francesca - but five years have passed, and now it's Thomas Mackee who needs saving. After his favorite uncle was blown to bits on his way to work in a foreign city, Tom watched his family implode. He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that mattered, including the girl he can't forget. Shooting for oblivion, he's hit rock bottom, forced to live with his single, pregnant aunt, work at the Union pub with his former friends, and reckon with his grieving, alcoholic father. Tom's in no shape to mend what's broken. But what if no one else is either? An unflinching look at family, forgiveness, and the fierce inner workings of love and friendship, The Piper's Son redefines what it means to go home again.
Friendship, family, romance, and grief tangle together in this wonderfully moving and witty sequel to SAVING FRANCESCA set five years later. Thomas Mackee has seriously lost his way, depressed about his uncle dying, wanting to avoid his terrible family life, and stumbling from one girl to the next. But when he's tossed out of his flat, Thomas finds himself living with his aunt Georgie, who at 42 is both single and pregnant. He reconnects with the tight-knit group of friends he had abandoned and finds himself venturing down a path of atonement and love. Melina Marchetta is also the author of the Printz Award-winning JELLICOE ROAD.
- Juvenile Fiction
- Boys + Men, Family / General, Social Issues / Adolescence, Social Issues / Emotions + Feelings, General, People + Places / Australia + Oceania
- August 14, 2012
- August 14, 2012
- Melina Marchetta