Cover design by Michael Goldberg. The occasion is a piano lesson, the first of many He can't help being funny, but he's wise too.
A place for reflection and introspection, communication and thoughtful conversation. The author was born in Minlaton, South Australia, in and he grew up in various country towns, finishing his schooling in Darwin. Since graduating in medicine from the University of Adelaide, he has devoted his time equally to medicine and writing.
He is married to a fellow graduate and they have three children. This is a city that is small and tropical, a port, half-outback, half-oriental, lying at the tip of North Australia.
The hero of the novel is Paul Crabbe, a newly arrived adolescent to Darwin from Adelaide, in the South. Their first meeting is the occasion of a piano lesson, what is to be the first of many.
The novel is a coming of age story, charming in its simplicity - if one looks at it superficially. However, there are deeper currents to be plumbed: What is perfection in art, what defines beauty, how do we distinguish talent from simple proficiency, what is genius?
All of these are questions posed by Peter Goldsworthy in the context of the piano lessons that form the backbone of the story. It is a study of the perceived and self-constructed conceit and infallibility of youth into the doubt, greater understanding and humbleness of maturity.
It is a chronicle of the birth of a talented artist, even though that artist is not fated to become a genius of his art. I greatly enjoyed the novel and recommend it unreservedly to anybody who likes to read a book with a little bit more substance to it than airport paperbacks, but at the same time it is a book that is easily approached and enjoyed because its language is simple, direct and unpretentious.
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