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Pigsville
Guernica Editions (Guernica World Editions), Fall 2022
364 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771837279
ISBN10: 1771837276
English
$25.00 Canada, $21.95 US, £14.95 UK


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Lake City has a lot of heavy weather, and it's not just in the air. Eduardo “Vince” Negron has a regular table at a bar restaurant in Pigsville called El Perro Negro, from where he runs El Manojo, a motley assortment of hoodlums. Negron is minor league, but across town former gangster gone legit Lloyd Frend is thinking big: perhaps he will run for office one day; he will certainly make a heap more dough. Men will be caught in the crossfire between Negron and Frend as they battle for territory, not least Walt Hargrove, an appliance store salesman drawn to El Manojo by curiosity and the desire to make an extra buck or two. Told with a tongue in various cheeks, Pigsville is a gripping tale full of sex, drugs, and violence and not a little black humour.
“There are two things about Ray Graham, and the first one is I don't like him, and the second, he's angry.” “I'm afraid of him, Walt.” “I never knew anyone like him where I come from.” “I grew up here, in Lake City, I've seen just about everything and still he gets on my nerves.” “What do you want me to do?” “You know El Manojo, Vince Negron--talk to him. Tell him to make Graham go away.”

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