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The Swine's Wedding

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By the author of The Roaches Have No King.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Serpent's Tail (first published 1996)
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Christopher
Mar 22, 2012 Christopher rated it it was amazing
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Weiss takes a deceptively simple story, and through the use of multiple perspectives and an unconventional narrative structure, turns it into an apocalyptic, thoughtful, and wholly engaging epic that examines the cultural and historical differences that divide us. I cannot recommend this one enough.
Martina Hava
Jul 14, 2013 Martina Hava rated it it was amazing
This book revolves around the wedding preparations between a young Jewish man and a young lady of the Episcopal faith.
Is this going to be a Jewish or Christian wedding or a combination of both? Every Jewish mother-in law wants Jewish grandchildren; every Christian mother-in law wants Christian grandchildren. Who is going to win? The author throws in the Spanish and Portugal Inquisition that was one of the darkest epochs of Jewish people; good research Daniel Evan Weiss!
This is a comedy and trage
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Chris
Jan 18, 2008 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If Weiss can be said to have a masterpiece, it is this book. An epistolary novel about the wedding of a Catholic and a Jew, this book was especially interesting to read right before my friend Josh's wedding. The stories of numerous disasters while trying to prepare made me laugh quite a bit. Josh read the book after me, and said it actually made him cervous about the impending wedding.
Nick Colen
Jun 14, 2012 Nick Colen rated it it was amazing
An amazing story about the conflicts that can arise when going through an interfaith marriage. Daniel Evan Weiss is one of my all time favorite authors. The NY times called him "the evil kanievel of novelist" his stories are gritty to the point of being filthy but they also feature more heart and honesty than almost any of his more famous contemporaries.
Jenn
Apr 10, 2010 Jenn rated it really liked it
An interesting tale of pre-wedding jitters, to put it mildly :)
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Daniel Evan Weiss is the author of four novels: The Roaches Have No King, Hell on Wheels, Honk if You Love Aphrodite, and The Swine’s Wedding. His most recent book is non-fiction, The Magic of Middle-aged Women: Romance, Sex, Deviance--Freedom.
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