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Pig Tales by Marie Darrieussecq
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Jan 26, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: novels, pernod-and-gauloises, distaff
Read on January 26, 2012

You have this friend, she’s been out of work for months. Then she gets this gig at a perfume counter, which also involves being a prostitute. She is routinely abused by her “clients” who use her for increasingly perverse sexual practices. She is also, at that time, transforming into a sow. You keep calling to meet for a coffee, but all you get is the answer machine, oinking and grunting her absence. You hear she’s taken up with a politician who sweeps her into the dark sexual underbelly of Paris’s powerful elite, where her fluctuating pigginess proves popular with the higher-ups she lets abuse her rectally. You can forget trying to reach her now. She’s leading a new life with her six teats and wolf boyfriend, she has no time for YOU. It’s frustrating when friends fall away. (This is a delightfully surreal tale with no paragraph breaks).
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message 1: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine this reminds me of alice in wonderland

message 2: by MJ (new) - rated it 4 stars

MJ Nicholls Really? More like The Metamorphosis, no?

message 3: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine yeah when the baby metamorphoses into a pig!

message 4: by Manny (new)

Manny Sounds like a remix of Volere Volare. Now there's a weird movie.

message 5: by MJ (last edited Jan 26, 2012 07:53AM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

MJ Nicholls Manny wrote: "Sounds like a remix of Volere Volare. Now there's a weird movie."

Just Googled it. A film about a couple with cartoon hands, co-produced by Silvio Berlusconi . . . yes, weird about covers it.

message 6: by Manny (new)

Manny He's turning into a toon, starting with his hands. She's a prostitute catering for odd tastes. His brother dubs porno movies. It's weird alright.

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