The Swines: Anecdotes of a Piggly Family

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Independently Published, Dec 17, 2018 - Fiction - 210 pages
"Cheeky, original, and witty. Wickedly fun!"Bacon Daily News
"Eclectic, eccentric, and original. Fast-paced. Absurd. Whimsical."Suidae Gazette
"Politically incorrect. Genius!"Young Hogs

Sam is a twelve-year-old boy from a family of pigs. His mom is a British Lop, an English sow of very high breeding. His dad is a warthog, the pedigree no one is quite sure. Sam's parents are swine, but he's perfectly normal.

Sam and his family live in a medium sized town named Suidae Valley somewhere in the middle of California. His mom enjoys gardening and mud baths. His dad is a booming, retired plumber. He's a little rough around the edges. The family is piggly, but they fit right in with everyone in town who call themselves Suids.

Told in unique episodic format, The Swines is the whimsical and light-hearted anecdotes of Sam, a precocious kid with a talent for imagination, observation, and occasionally, even curious profundity. The narrative is eccentric, novel, and original, ranging from the orthodox to stream of consciousness and reverse chronology

The Swines ─ Anecdotes Of A Piggly Family, is at times thoughtful, at times absurd, but most of the time fun, as the author takes readers on a journey into the unconventional world at the intersection of humans, pigs, and boy.

Praise for The Swines:
- "Irreverent, precocious, and self-mocking, the Swines are compelling, and Suidae Valley's native son sparkles with humor."Suidae Valley Times
- "Written in the first person, twelve-year-old Sam dazzles with inquisitive observations and keen philosophical meanderings sure to delight adults and precocious kids of every age. A page-turner."Porcine Book Review
- "A crossover novel that will appeal to everyone regardless of age, sex, background or genus."Bovine Society
- "Satirical, ludicrous and bold. Animal Farm meets Aesop's Fables. An incisive lesson in every chapter."Weekly Porker
- "A smorgasbord of subjects, from Law of Attraction to North Korea. A topical tour de force!"Suidae Globe
- "Page after page of non-stop chortles . . ."The Boarish Post
- "Cache of lexical brilliance!"Sus Semantic Academy

Themes: satire, humor, parody, family-life, social commentary, culture, ideas

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