A grand piano crashes off a crane that's lifting it into a block of council flats. Rebuilding it is impossible. But for Stefan, piano restorer and illegal immigrant, it's the only way out of a heap of trouble. And for better or worse, a misfit bunch of tenants weighs in to help him. Everything depends on the wrecked piano and whether they can pull off its restoration. The Score is about messy lives, shaky pasts and even shakier futures. Adrienne Jansen's ninth book is a warm and poignant novel that keeps a sharp ovserver's eye on this colourful, ramshackle community.
Praise for Adrienne Jansen's earlier work - '(Floating the Fish on Bamboo is) compellingly written...an effortless read with convincing dialogue...a page-turner with real class.' - Evening Post
Adrienne Jansen is an author of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. She has worked extensively with immigrants in New Zealand, and many of her works reflect her unique experiences. She has written two novels, Spirit Writing and Floating the Fish on Bamboo. She has also written a collection of poetry, a stone seat and a shadow tree, and most recently wrote the text for The Crescent Moon: The Asian Face Of Islam in New Zealand with photography by Ans Westra.