Absolutely Australia's Lowest Prices

Sell Your Old Stuff for Cash. It's Easy & Free to List. Get Started Now.

Pig
By

Rating

Product Description
Product Details

Promotional Information

Winner of the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year, the Betty Trask Award, the Ruth Hadden Memorial Prize, the Author's Club First Novel Award and a Scottish Council Book Award.

About the Author

Andrew Cowan was born in Corby and is the author of two further novels, COMMON GROUND and CRUSTACEANS (Sceptre, 2000). He is a graduate of the University of East Anglia Creative Writing course, and lives in Norwich with the writer Lynne Bryan and their daughter.

Reviews

This award-winning story of an English boy's coming-of-age in a bleak English town is "moving and memorable," said PW. Optioned for film by Mike Leigh's Image Productions. (Sept.)

'Cowan's writing is reminiscent of Roddy Doyle's in his ability to recreate the intense emotions of youth.' -- The Good Book Guide 20020901 'A coming-of-age story as strange and surprising, in its way, as THE CATCHER IN THE RYE' -- New York Times 'A first novel of extraordinary poise and accomplishment, treating a boy's coming of age amid the squalid realities of the new British underclass with a delicacy and lyricism which is both gripping and moving' -- Michael Dibdin 'The detail is immaculately recorded; the effect is heartbreaking' -- Louisa Young, Sunday Times '[A] wholly satisfying book, quietly beautiful and inescapably ominous' -- David Buckley, Observer 'Beautifully evoked ! Cowan writes with a deceptive simplicity' -- Amanda Craig, The Times 'A wonderful first novel' -- Christopher Hart, Daily Telegraph

In Cowan's dark novel, coming of age in northern England means relinquishing dreams and accepting a torpid reality of physical decay and social malaise. Pig opens with Danny's Gran's death and follows the teenager through a summer of love and desolation. When his one-legged Grandad is taken to a nursing home, Danny moves into his cottage on the site of an abandoned steel mill, now the town dump, and cares for their aging pig in the backyard sty. Between cooking slops for the pig and visiting Grandad in the home, Danny plays house with Surinder, his Indian girlfriend. When not in bed, the two explore the fetid countryside and dream of their own pig farm. Cowan deftly weaves together complex themes and adolescent innocence to produce a novel of surprising impact. Recommended for larger collections.‘Paul E. Hutchison, Bellefonte, Pa.

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Pig on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top