The piano: a novel

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Hyperion, Apr 30, 1994 - Fiction - 213 pages
57 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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THAT is a love story! - Goodreads
However, the writing is beautiful. - Goodreads
No creative writing here...but a good story. - Goodreads
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This short novel is a real page turner. - Goodreads

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Beautiful writing. Sad story. Characters are passionate in the worst ways. Read full review

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Why such a wonderful film makes such a horrible book...maybe it's just the 'turn a film into a book' thing, but the novel does away with what makes the film so wonderfully intriguing, mainly the fact ... 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.