Maestro

Maestro 1

by Peter Goldsworthy

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 14/12/2015

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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.

'I enjoyed Maestro enormously. Besides its thoughtfulness and bright sensuality, it has a playful quality, a love of jest, which appealed to me very much.' - Helen Garner

ISBN:
9780732297350
9780732297350
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
14-12-2015
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
176
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x14mm
Weight:
0.13kg
Peter Goldsworthy

Peter Goldsworthy grew up in various Australian country towns, finishing his schooling in Darwin. 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. He has won major literary awards across a range of genres: poetry, short story, novels, theatre, and opera libretti.

Goldsworthy's novels have sold over 400 000 copies in Australia alone, and have been translated into European and Asian languages. His novels have three times been shortlisted for the NSW Christina Stead Fiction Prize, and twice for the Miles Franklin Award. Three Dog Night won the 2004 FAW Christina Stead Award, and was longlisted for the Dublin IMPAC prize. In 2003, his first novel, Maestro, was voted by members of the Australian Society of Authors as one of the Top 40 Australian books of all time.

Five of his novels have been adapted for stage and screen. Everything I Knew, published in 2008, was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Fiction Prize. A collection of short stories, Gravel, was published in 2010.

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  • Endlessly, effortlessly.

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    This is a beautifully written novel about the relationship between teacher and student. I was taken in from the first sentence, when Paul is introduced to the maestro Herr Keller for the first time. It is set in 1960's Darwin and Herr Keller is a Viennese refugee, who is stubborn, talented and secretive. Paul is equally stubborn and talented enough for Herr Keller to agree to give him piano lessons. This book is about love, tragedy, grief, regret and above all else music.