- The Piano Man’s Daughter Special Edition © 1995
- Harper Collins
- 499 pages
I’ve read Findley before: Pilgrim: A Novel and The Wars. Although this title sounded a little too Hallmark-ish for my taste, I gave it a shot on the strength of his other books and my love for pianos.
The novel felt painfully average. It was easy to read, with a good mystery element in it. Furthermore, there are some haunting characters and heart-breaking moments that linger after the novel is back on the shelf. However, it didn’t compare to the other Findley novels I’ve read.
I know this book is brilliant—at least that’s what the critics say. I just can’t pretend to like it because it was nominated for a Giller prize.
If I want tortured family, I’ll choose The Corrections over the Kilworths any day.