Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

Melina Marchetta – The Piper’s Son


The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

It’s been 18 years since Melina Marchetta wrote her first novel Looking For Alibrandi. Since then she has written four other fantastic novels which include Saving Francesca, On the Jellicoe Road and the fantasy Finnikin of the Rock.

Melina Marchetta’s brilliant, heart-wrenching new novel takes up the story of the group of friends from her best-selling, much-loved book Saving Francesca – only this time it’s five years later and Thomas Mackee is the one who needs saving.

Thomas Mackee wants oblivion. Wants to forget parents who leave and friends he used to care about and a string of one-night stands, and favourite uncles being blown to smithereens on their way to work on the other side of the world.

But when his flatmates turn him out of the house, Tom moves in with his single, pregnant aunt, Georgie. And starts working at the Union pub with his former friends. And winds up living with his grieving father again. And remembers how he abandoned Tara Finke two years ago, after his uncle’s death.

And in a year when everything’s broken, Tom realises that his family and friends need him to help put the pieces back together as much as he needs them.


Want to find out more about Melina Marchetta and her books? Follow the link to her website:

Melina Marchetta’s website

Melina Marchetta (watch interview)

March 18, 2010 - Posted by | Family/Relationships |

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