While it is a sequel to the brilliant Saving Francesca, The Piper's Son works as a stand-alone book. Indeed it's a story so full of heart – sorrowful, but warm and funny – it won't be easy to forget.
The Sydney Morning Herald
'The Piper's Son left me breathless with heart pounding — it is a beautifully written love song about the flaws and strengths of family and the long journey of grief, about the love and laughter and disappointments that tie people together.'
A Chair, A Fireplace and a Tea Cozy
Tom's voice is utterly convincing and it's a satisfying experience to watch Marchetta take a broken fragmented and frequently unlikable character and piece him back together, word by word . . . Outstanding fiction.
The Sunday Age
'For all their talk of broken homes and migrant families, Marchetta's novels are fantasies of community and belonging.'
The Weekend Australian
This story with its cast of rounded, beautifully crafted characters and dialogue shining with humor, pathos, and a vital spark, makes for a fiercely emotional and entertaining read.
Bookseller and Publisher
The characters are amazing. Flawed, realistic and loveable. I admit after reading Saving Francesca I had a bit of a crush on Thomas Mackee and this book didn't help with that.
January 4, 2016
Penguin (AU YR)
March 1, 2010
Viking (AU YR)
March 1, 2010
Penguin eBooks (AU YR)