Pig Tales by Marie Darrieussecq
A Novel of Lust and Transformation (New Press International Fiction)

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Pig Tales is the story of a young woman who lands a position at Perfumes Plus, a beauty boutique/“massage” parlor. She enjoys great success until she slowly metamorphoses into . . . a pig. What happens to her then overturns all our ideas about relationships between man, woman, and beast in a stunning feminist fable of political and sexual corruption.

 

About Marie Darrieussecq

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Darrieussecq teaches in Lille. Lyonel Trouillot is a poet, novelist, and essayist of the post-Duvalierist generation of Haitian writers. Linda Coverdale is a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and the award-winning translator of over fifty books, including Trouillot's "Street of Lost Footsteps "(PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize finalist) and Patrick Chamoiseau's "School Days" and "Chronicle of the Seven Sorrows," all available in Bison Books editions.
 
Published January 1, 1997 by Faber and Faber. 144 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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1-56584-361-4): A major critical and popular success in France (``currently selling over 3,000 copies a day''), this thin Kafkaesque parable describes the gradual transformation of a young woman who works in a beauty parlor into a pig who sagely comments on her country's bland drift toward conser...

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I suspect that any publisher who agrees to take on this manuscript will be heading for trouble, admits the unnamed female narrator of this brash first novel, which is set in France in the not-too-

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""I suspect that any publisher who agrees to take on this manuscript will be heading for trouble,"" admits the unnamed female narrator of this brash first novel, which is set in France in the not-too-distant future.

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A literary sensation when it was published in France last year, Pig Tales is that rare first novel that both tops the bestseller list and is regarded as intellectually serious.

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