The Pig Goes to Hog Heaven

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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.

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Overview

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.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch
“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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883285456
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Pages: 246
  • Sales rank: 722,437
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.13 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Caldwell
JOSEPH CALDWELL is a playwright and novelist who has been awarded the Rome Prize for Literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He is the author of five novels in addition to the Pig Trilogy. He began writing the trilogy when he was a volunteer in a hospital during the AIDS epidemic. Realizing his work could get no darker, he had to lighten up. Caldwell lives in New York City.

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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