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"Peter Goldsworthy grew up in various Australian country towns, finishing his schooling in Darwin. After graduating in medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1974, he worked for many years in alcohol and drug rehabiiltation. Since then, he has divided his time equally between writing and general practice ... " Read more
"Creating a difficult but poignant relationship between the maestro and pupil, enables Goldsworthy to explore the paradox of perfection. It is something worth striving for, but at the same time it can paralyse the seeker. In this case, Keller challenges his budding prodigy to follow his dream of becoming a concert pianist, but he also encourages him to think about the limits of his talent. Paul Crabbe, though, has been conditioned to become a star and is intent on realising his parents’ and his own goals. He keeps searching, perhaps longer than he should." Click the book cover to read more.