The Pig Goes to Hog Heaven

The Pig Goes to Hog Heaven

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by Joseph Caldwell
     
 

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Kitty, Kieran, Lolly, and Aaron—the main characters of the previous two Pig Trilogy novels—would be expected to be living happily ever after at this point. But nothing is settled or as expected in Caldwell’s new tragicomedy (of the kind that only the Irish can compose): Disappeared characters rematerialize, romances that seemed dead burst back

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Kitty, Kieran, Lolly, and Aaron—the main characters of the previous two Pig Trilogy novels—would be expected to be living happily ever after at this point. But nothing is settled or as expected in Caldwell’s new tragicomedy (of the kind that only the Irish can compose): Disappeared characters rematerialize, romances that seemed dead burst back to ardent life, and even Taddy and Brid, Castle Kissane’s comely spirits, resolve themselves into much-longed-for conclusions.

And the pig who started it all by rooting up the bones of the past and tipping many lives topsy turvey eventually goes wee wee wee all the way to a very unexpected home.

Editorial Reviews

Richmond Times-Dispatch
“A triumphant conclusion to Caldwell’s trilogy.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch
From the Publisher
“A triumphant conclusion to Caldwell’s trilogy.”
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Library Journal
Aaron McCloud goes to Ireland to mope by the sea. Immediately upon his arrival, he is cursed with the Pig, who serves as guide and instigator for the ensuing revelries of Aaron; his aunt and fellow writer, Kitty; her sworn enemy, Kieran; and the local pig woman, Lolly. These four victims of all Irish clichés encounter mystery, murder, love, ghosts, and no end of witty banter in this dryly entertaining trilogy. Caldwell (Uncle from Rome) has created a smart-funny tribute to the Irish that does not take itself too seriously and neither should readers. Chris Patton differentiates the characters well and slips easily between American and Irish accents. Highly recommended for well-read fans of the Emerald Isle and those who enjoy works of similar voice, such as Jasper Fforde's. ["In the lilting style of an Irish storyteller, Caldwell offers a hilarious ramble through a small Irish village," read the review of the Bloomsbury hc The Pig Did It, LJ 10/1/07.—Ed.]—Lisa Anderson, Metropolitan Community Coll. Lib., Omaha

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883285456
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/05/2010
Pages:
246
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.13(h) x 0.69(d)

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CHRIS PATTON began his career in stage performance but later found his true calling in voice over.  In addition to his work narrating audiobooks, Chris has also voiced over 160 animated titles, and numerous national and regional commercials.  He has appeared at over seventy-five pop culture conventions internationally to discuss his craft and interact with fans of his expansive fan base.

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