Against the backdrop of Darwin, that small, tropical hothouse of a port, half-outback, half-oriental, lying at the tip of northern Australia, a young and newly arrived southerner encounters the 'maestro', a Viennese refugee with a shadowed past. The occasion is a piano lesson, the first of many...
About the Author
Peter Goldsworthy grew up in various Australian country towns finishing his schooling in Darwin in the Northern Territory.
After graduating in medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1974 he worked for several years in alcohol and drug rehabilitation, but since then has divided his working time between general practice and writing.
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Comments about Maestro:
This is a magical book. The writing is beautiful, and the world of music that Goldsworthy evokes is powerfully portrayed. The changing relationship between the master and his pupil is very interesting and my book group found many different themes to explore in our discussion of the book.
For Ages: 11 - 19 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 13th October 2004
Dimensions (cm): 19.2 x 14.0 x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.124