Pig Tales is a brilliant satirical novel about a stunning young woman working in a beauty 'massage' parlour.
She enjoys extraordinary success at bringing home the bacon (in part due to her increasingly rosy and irresistible backside) until she slowly metamorphoses - into a pig.
Rejected by her boyfriend, left to wander the sewers and forage for food in public parks, she takes up with a werewolf with insatiable appetites.
They share everything (pizza is a particular favourite; she gets the pizza, he gets the delivery boy) until someone alerts the authorities and tragedy strikes . . . Gender, politics and social hypocrisy all come under scrutiny in this entertaining and enlightening novel.
Pig Tales is a Metamorphosis for the present day, a dark fable of political and sexual corruption, and a grim warning of what can happen in a society without a soul.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 144 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 20/06/1998
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571193721