The Maestro by Tim Wynne-Jones

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Fleeing from his brutal father, fourteen-year-old Burl arrives at the remote cabin of an eccentric genius who in just one day changes the young man's life forever.

About Tim Wynne-Jones

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Tim Wynne-Jones is an award-winning writer of numerous YA novels, including The Uninvited. He lives in Ontario.
Published January 1, 1995 by Douglas & McIntyre. 223 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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With a brutal, despicable father who beats him and an ineffectual mother incapacitated by drugs, Burl, 14, has learned not to expect anything good from life.

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When the quirky Maestro leaves Burl in charge of the cabin and his grand piano, Burl thinks he's found a haven-but it's not long before events hurl the teen into a web of other people's plans and back to his own family trauma.

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