"In a Pig's Eye" is the saga of an illiterate Italian immigrant who comes to the "New World" hoping to escape the poverty and loneliness of his orphaned youth. His sole asset is a honing stone. He leaves New York to go west, acquires some savings by working in a lumber camp and later meets another immigrant in San Francisco who introduces him to the profit potential provided by enactment of Prohibition. He pursues this opportunity and accumulates wealth, lovers, children and prestige. His fifty year adventure of how all this occurs; its effect on his associates and family is the story
Author Biography: Mario Trenti is the son of Italian immigrants to Mexico in the 1920's. The genesis for "In a Pig's Eye" was his youthful fascination with the bawdy reminiscing of family elders and friends about the Prohibition era. The characters and events of the story are fictional, but the mood and attitude of the times are as accurate as his memory allows. Despite having been a professional writer of technical and promotional text for firms involved with space and defense projects for thirty-five years, Mario had written no fiction since college. For a few months he wrote a regular column and feature articles published by a local independent newspaper. But his success was in the technical field. Some products for which he wrote proposals are on the moon, and likely to remain there. His hope is that this novel does not remain on shelves. Ever eclectic, Mario is also a pilot who regularly flies the airplane he built; has been a rancher, a Mensa member, heavy equipment operator, homebuilder, bartender and more. Now retired, he lives in a San Diego area rural community with a nearby airport.
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