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The Maestro - ¥550 (Between Oji and Nishi-sugamo stations)

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状態 : 良品
By Tim Wynne-Jones
isbn 0888992424 paperback
Boy with alcoholic abusive father learns strength, courage and resilience in spite of everything.
He meets the Maestro, clearly an accomplished musician but also a kind of nut case. The Maestro provides the boy with shelter, and a reprieve, and also a new way of looking at things.

Governor General Award Winner (Canada)

"The wilderness of northwest Ontario is a fitting setting for this tantalizing coming-of-age story about an abused boy, Burl, whose pervasive sense of isolation is cracked by an encounter with a famous pianist. When Burl runs away from home, he follows the sound of piano music and finds its source in an unlikely, pyramid-like cabin. There, the Maestro, as Burl is instructed to call him, having fled busy Toronto and the demands of his public, is trying to finish writing his great oratorio before he dies. When the quirky Maestro leaves Burl in charge of the cabin and his grand piano, Burl thinks he's found a haven-but it's not long before events hurl the teen into a web of other people's plans and back to his own family trauma. Wynne-Jones's (Some of the Kinder Planets) builds strong, multidimensional characters; Burl's father Cal both teaches his son about fishing lures and punches him in the face; Burl triumphantly dreams of living alone but is desolate that his parents never bothered to report him missing; the Maestro loves nature but fears wildlife. Complex and poignant, wrapped around a dramatic story line, this book won Canada's Governor General's Award for Children's Literature in 1995. Ages 10-up. (Oct.)"

Author: Governor General Award Winner Tim Wynne-Jones (CANADA)
Tim Wynne-Jones has written 37 books for people of all ages. He has won The Governor General’s Award twice and been short-listed six times. He has also won the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award twice, the Arthur Ellis Award of the Crime Writers of Canada, twice, and, once upon a time, the Edgar Award presented by the Mystery Writers of America. His books have been translated into a dozen languages. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2012. His most recent novel, The Ruinous Sweep, winner of many starred reviews, will be out in paperback this year, as will his latest novel, The Starlight Claim, the much awaited sequel to The Maestro.




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