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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 The Piper's Son
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Text Unit Name Institution Year
y separately published work icon The Piper's Son Melina Marchetta , Camberwell : Penguin , 2010 Z1644674 2010 single work novel young adult (taught in 1 units)

'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.'

Source: Melina Marchetta's website,
Sighted: 09/11/2009

Literary Studies : Literature for 0-18 University of Canberra 2011