The Woodcarver's Son is an existential novel using the tree turned puppet turned boy to explore what it is to be human.
It is an Everyman story with the tale of the wooden puppet held up to show our own confusion and uncertainty at this life that we experience.
Pinocchio never really knows what he is doing and along the way he ends up living his life. He discovers having the freedom of humanity is not all he thought it might be but that life can only be lived going forward, there is no going back.
Source: Publisher's Blurb