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The White Pig
by Rob Swigart (Goodreads Author)
The White Pig: A True History in Eight Books follows, though not in perfect order, the terrible curse that haunts four generations of the Depew family of Valhalla, KY, a large city on the Ohio River across from the border between Ohio and Indiana. Corey Depew, scion and the ultimate victim, comes of age in 1957 (exactly 100 years after the curse was uttered). It was the er ...more
quality paperback, 448 pages
Published July 25th 2008 by Nel Mezzo della Vita
(first published 2008)
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The author is best known for several science fiction novels but this is not science fiction at all. It is a family history novel spanning from the mid-19th century to the late 20th in and around a city much like Cincinnati. It includes civic corruption, a family curse, the Jazz age, and coming-of-age in the beatnik/existential environment. It shows off some gorgeous writing, intricate plotting, and bizarre imaginings. The story stitches back and forth and is a bit hard to follow particularly as ...more