Pig by Andrew Cowan
(Harvest Book)

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In a “coming-of-age story as strange and surprising...as The Catcher in the Rye” (New York Times Book Review), a fifteen-year-old boy must learn to live on his own and contend with the vagaries of romantic love and racial hatred.

 

About Andrew Cowan

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Andrew Cowan lives in England. He is the author of two previous novels, "Pig "and "Common Ground."
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Harcourt Brace. 224 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In fact, the idyll that Danny believes he's found in his new circumstances proves to be more illusion than substance: Surinder soon indicates that she has ambitions beyond being a pig farmer, the bungalow is sold, and the pig, in spite of Danny's care, is also dying.

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First published in 1994 in England, where it won several awards, British writer Cowan's remarkable debut is a poignant coming-of-age-story set in a bleak English town. Narrator Danny, now 15, has alwa

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The cottage becomes their secret hideaway, where Danny dreams about quitting school, getting a job and making a life for himself and Surinder at the cottage.

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This award-winning story of an English boy's coming-of-age in a bleak English town is ""moving and memorable,"" said PW.

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The summer of his 15th year, it seems that everything Danny cherishes is slipping away.

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