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Pigs Can't Swim : A Memoir
by Helen Peppe


Overview - An outrageous, hilarious, and touching memoir by the youngest of nine children in a hardscrabble, beyond-eccentric Maine family.

With everything happening on Helen Peppe's backwoods Maine farm, life was wild--and not just for the animals.  Read more...


 
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Overview
An outrageous, hilarious, and touching memoir by the youngest of nine children in a hardscrabble, beyond-eccentric Maine family.

With everything happening on Helen Peppe's backwoods Maine farm, life was wild--and not just for the animals. Sibling rivalry, rock-bottom poverty, feral male chauvinism, sex in the hayloft: everything seemed--and was--out of control. In telling her wayward family tale, Peppe manages deadpan humor, an unerring eye for the absurd, and poignant compassion for her utterly overwhelmed parents. While her feisty resilience and candor will inevitably remind readers of Jeannette Walls or Mary Karr, Peppe's wry insight and moments of tenderness with family and animals are entirely her own. As Richard Hoffman, the author of Half the House: A Memoir puts it: "Pigs Can't Swim is an unruly, joyous troublemaker of a book."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780306824234
  • ISBN-10: 030682423X
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publish Date: January 2016
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds

Series: Merloyd Lawrence Book

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