The piano: a novel

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Hyperion, Apr 30, 1994 - Fiction - 213 pages
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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  - Joanna Silvester - Goodreads

Much more info on why she is mute, better than the film. Read full review

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User Review  - Lois Strandh - Goodreads

a very odd and short book, not a book of my taste. 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.