Pigs (Paperback)

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Here is the island: there are four children, six pigs, a pack of ravenously cruel adults, and all the trash in the world. The kids work, the adults party, the pigs eat the garbage that’s fed to them.  What is to be done when a boy washes ashore? What about a man who is unaware of the strange and visceral order of the island, its dangerous waters, its animalistic inhabitants?  Pigs asks the ethical questions of our generation while maintaining a surreal beauty. A hidden gem and an instant classic, this novel will be spoken of for years to come.

-Tianna

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Four children live on an island that serves as the repository for all the world's garbage. Trash arrives, the children sort it, and then they feed it to a herd of insatiable pigs: a perfect system. But when a barrel washes ashore with a boy inside, the children must decide whether he is more of the world's detritus, meant to be fed to the pigs, or whether he is one of them. Written in exquisitely wrought prose, Pigs asks questions about community, environmental responsibility, and the possibility of innocence.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781597090445
ISBN-10: 1597090441
Publisher: Red Hen Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2019
Pages: 272
Language: English