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Pig By Andrew Cowan

by Andrew Cowan

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Cowan's beautifully drawn, multi award-winning first novel of love in the hostile climate of modern British society
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Pig Summary

Pig by Andrew Cowan

When his grandmother dies, and his grandfather is removed to a home, fifteen-year-old Danny determines to look after their elderly pig and ramshackle garden. Here, on the ragged edge of a blighted new town, Danny and his Indian girlfriend Surinder create a fragile haven from the enclosing world of racist neighbours and stifling families, a summer's refuge from the precariousness of their future.

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Pig Reviews

A coming-of-age story as strange and surprising, in its way, as THE CATCHER IN THE RYE * New York Times *
Cowan's writing is reminiscent of Roddy Doyle's in his ability to recreate the intense emotions of youth. * The Good Book Guide *
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 *

About Andrew Cowan

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.

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Pig by Andrew Cowan
Andrew Cowan
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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