Piper's Son, The

Genre: Young Adult

Piper's Son, The

Performed by:
Michael Finney

Two years after his favorite uncle was blown to bits in a London Tube station, Tom has hit rock bottom. He’s quit school and turned his back on his music and everyone that once mattered to him, including the girl he can’t forget. Living with his single, pregnant aunt, working at the Union pub with his former friends, and reckoning with his grieving, alcoholic father, Tom’s in no shape to mend what’s broken. But what if no one else is, either?An Indie Next List Selection“This tender sequel to Saving Francesca...is powerful and tragic, revealing a wonderful and realistically flawed family working hard to fix its deep damage.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)“Superior fiction requires excellent characterization, and Marchetta delivers.” —Kirkus Reviews(starred review)“A memorable portrait of first love, surviving grief, and the messy contradictions and fierce bonds that hold friends and family together.” —Booklist

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 8 hours
Media Options:
  • Retail Trade: CD, Download, MP3-CD
  • Library Editions: CD

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Melina Marchetta

Melina Marchetta is the acclaimed and multi-award-winning author of Finnikin of the Rock, an Aurealis Award winner, Jellicoe Road, a Michael L. Printz Medal winner, Saving Francesca, and Looking for Alibrandi. She lives in Australia.
Michael Finney

Michael Finney graduated from the Centre for the Performing Arts, Adelaide, in 1998. His theatre credits include The History Boys (MTC). Michael received the 2002 Adelaide Advertiser’s Best Actor award for his performance in American Buffalo (Bluetongue Theatre) and was named best actor in Melbourne’s 2007 Short and Sweet Festival.

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