The piano: a novel

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Hyperion, Apr 30, 1994 - Fiction - 213 pages
26 Reviews
In the award-winning film The Piano, writer/director Jane Campion created a story so original and powerful it fascinated millions of moviegoers. This novel stands independent of the film, exploring the mysteries of Ada's muteness, the secret of her daughter's conception, the reason for her strange marriage and the past lives of Baines and Stewart.

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User Review  - Dark-Draco - Goodreads

Hmmm, well I have just finished reading this and am not sure I am all that impressed. I liked the idea - a young women and child left alone on the New Zealand beach, the lone piano, the awakening of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sheinile Barranco - Goodreads

If you've seen the movie the book is pretty similar. It's like reading the script, but the author have added a few more details to fit the whole novel theme. Read full review

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About the author (1994)

Kate Pullinger was born in Canada, and moved to London in 1982. She has written Tiny Lies, a collection of short stories, and the novels When the Monster Dies and Weird Sister. She collaborated with Jane Campion on the novel of The Piano, and has written for film, television and radio. She lectures on New Media and Creative Writing.