Give the Pig a Chance & Other Stories

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Bilingual Press, 1996 - Fiction - 179 pages
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"In the title story, two cousins fight over the death of a potbelled pig but come to a sincere reconciliation in the end. In "Tina La Tinaca," a woman grieving over the death of her son grows so obese that when she dies, an emergency crew must widen the doorway of her home so that her body can be removed. Culture and place figure prominently in Rice's work; most of the stories are set in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas and explore issues surrounding contemporary Mexican American life near the border. These stories ring with the author's distinctive voice and will certainly establish him as one of the most important young Chicano writers today."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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GIVE THE PIG A CHANCE: and Other Stories

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A debut collection of stories set in the small towns of the Rio Grande Valley, the best of them out-of-kilter explorations of childhood mischief. All but a few of the 14 pieces are situated in places ... Read full review

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I just stumbled over this book by accedently..Great book of short story's set in and around the Vally in Texas.. Just delightful

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About the author (1996)

Rice is an elementary and special education teacher in California.

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