A major critical and popular success in France (""currently selling over 3,000 copies a day""), this thin Kafkaesque parable...

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PIG TALES

A major critical and popular success in France (""currently selling over 3,000 copies a day""), this thin Kafkaesque parable describes the gradual transformation of a young woman who works in a beauty parlor into a pig who sagely comments on her country's bland drift toward conservatism. The concept has keen satiric possibilities, and the details of the narrator's increasing gluttony and sexual rapacity are wittily imagined and presented. But there's not much novel here beyond the intriguing premise: It's a one-joke book.

Pub Date: May 1, 1997

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 160

Publisher: New Press

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15, 1997