Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme created by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

: The Piper's Son
Author: Melina Marchetta
Release Date: March 1, 2010 (Australia)
Publisher: Penguin Australia
Summary: 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.

Aww Thomas! Sounds like it's going to be another amazing book by Marchetta. Even though it's going to be released only in Australia next week, I decided to post about it anyway because I'm very excited about this one! (Hopefully it's released in the USA soon.) As stated in the summary, The Piper's Son is a continuation of Marchetta's other book Saving Francesca. It takes place 5 years later, and this time it's about Thomas Mackee. Saving Francesca was such a great book, so if you haven't read it, then you should! ;) Penguin Books Australia also has an excerpt from the The Piper's Son here. Can't wait! X3

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