Pig Tales: A Novel of Lust and Transformation

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Pig Tales is the story of a young woman who lands a position at Perfumes Plus, a beauty boutique/ massage” parlor. She enjoys great success until she slowly metamorphoses into . . . a pig. What happens to her then overturns all our ideas about relationships between man, woman, and beast in a stunning feminist fable of political and sexual corruption.

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Marie Darrieussecq is the author of several novels, including Pig Tales and My Phantom Husband (The New Press). She was awarded the prestigious Prix Médicis in 2013.

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