The Piper’s son – Melina Marchetta

This heart-wrenching novel takes up the story of the group of friends from Melina Marchetta’s Saving Francesca – only this time it’s five years later and Thomas Mackee is the one who needs saving.

 After Tom’s favorite uncle was killed in the London bombings everything around him fell apart. Tom watched his family collapse. He quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that mattered, including the girl he can’t forget. Aiming 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.

Listen to Melina Marchetta talk about The Piper’s son.

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