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The Swine's Wedding
     

The Swine's Wedding

by Daniel Evan Weiss
 

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A young man, nominally Jewish, and his Episcopalian girlfriend plan a church wedding. The groom’s mother, who is paying for it (and is instructed to otherwise stay out of the way), decides to research the family tree to present to the couple. But she begins to unravel a story she never suspected: flight from country to country, continent to continent, for five

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A young man, nominally Jewish, and his Episcopalian girlfriend plan a church wedding. The groom’s mother, who is paying for it (and is instructed to otherwise stay out of the way), decides to research the family tree to present to the couple. But she begins to unravel a story she never suspected: flight from country to country, continent to continent, for five hundred years, driven by threat of torture and murder. The persecutor? The Church! She tries to impress upon her son the significance of his faith—which she has never taught him. She must also contend with the bride’s mother, an uncompromising church official. But what happened in the fire that consumed the home of the groom's mother just before the wedding was scheduled to begin?

Editorial Reviews

Sud Oest (France) - Gerard Guegan
This is metaphysical tragedy, the likes of which appear ten times a century, if that.
Newsday - Dan Akst
Weiss is surely the Evel Knievel of novelists… The Swine’s Wedding is a funny, daring, and ultimately searing book that is both a pleasure to read and too painful to forget.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148634423
Publisher:
Pointed Prose Press
Publication date:
07/10/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
823 KB

Meet the Author

Daniel Evan Weiss's latest book is The Magic of Middle-Aged Women: Romance, Sex, Deviance--Freedom.

He is the author of four internationally acclaimed novels, including:
The Roaches Have No King
“Dark and erotic in addition to being clever and charming.” The New York Times
“One of those brilliant allegorical novels that comes along once in a lifetime and haunts you forever.” Bizarre Magazine (UK)

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