Pig Tales : A Novel of Lust and Transformation Paperback
A bizarre tale encompassing feminism, politics and social hypocrisy.
A stunning young woman employed in the sex industry enjoys extraordinary success at bringing home the bacon (in part due to her increasingly rosy and irresistible backside) until she slowly metamorphoses into a pig.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 20/06/1998
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571193721
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Review by soylentgreen23
'Pig Tales' has been likened variously to Kafka's Metamorphosis and Voltaire's Candide, but the book it most reminded me of was Omon Ra by the Russian writer Victor Pelevin. Both novellas concern characters whose destinies are chosen for them, who are taken advantage of, and who live in the worst dystopian societies. In Pelevin's book the protagonist is a would-be astronaught; in Pig Tales she is a woman who metamorphoses into a sow - the porcine equivalent, I would say, of a werewolf.I was worried at first that there would be no story to tell here, but in fact this is a rather splendid book in places, with glimpses of a terrible future French totalitarian regime viewed by a sometimes attractive, though uneducated, woman.