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Teaching Pigs to Sing

3.35 of 5 stars 3.35  ·  rating details  ·  17 ratings  ·  3 reviews
"Never try to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig". -- T-shirt sloganRita wants to pop her six-year-old son Max into baggie with a zip-lock top to preserve his freshness, so she won't have to watch him lose faith in the world. Rita, who does battle with the mice in her cupboard and the fibroids gnawing in her belly, is a single parent with a mother ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published August 1st 1997 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published February 1997)
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Carol Anne Shaw
"Live your life as though you were about to be hit by a truck." - (Rita, from TEACHING PIGS TO SING)

TEACHING PIGS TO SING is a strange, quirky and mesmerizing book. It is the story of thirty-something Rita (a single mom trying to overcome relationship problems) and her six-year-old son, Max.

It's a book about loneliness and uncertainty, peppered with stream-of-consciouness internal dialogue (on Rita's part). Rita struggles to understand and cope with an eclectic group of people in her life - many
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Lolly K Dandeneau
Review to follow, need to digest my thoughts until they come out solid to do this novel justice
Caleigh
Excellent book but after a disturbing incident occurs it's difficult to enjoy the read.
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Cordelia Strube trained as an actress, moving to Toronto in the ’80s. She turned to writing plays for stage and radio, and in 1987 won the CBC Literary Competition for her play Mortal. She has also won the Toronto Arts Foundation Protege Award and been shortlisted for the Prix Italia, the Books In Canada First Novel Award, the ReLit, and the Governor General’s Award.
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