Pig's Foot (Paperback)
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Pig's Foot (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 28/08/2014
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Oscar Mandinga, great-grandchild of the founders of a small hamlet deep in the Cuban hinterland, is a sardonic teller of tales - some taller than others. But one day Oscar wakes to find himself utterly alone, the sole descendant of his family line. He is not sure what to do or where to go, but in the midst of this uncertainty, he holds fast to what his grandfather always told him: 'No man knows who he is until he knows his past.' So Oscar sets out to find his ancestral village and the meaning of the magical pig's-foot amulet he has inherited.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408833728

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This book is set in Cuba and tells the story of the history of Oscar Mandiga's family, from his perspective. It's very well written and you can really get a feel of Cuba and what it was like to live there at... More

Hardback edition
21st September 2013
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“Brilliant debut!”

I was very lucky to get a early proof edition to review. This book was a fascinating read, delving into life in Cuba from the late 1800's from the perspective of ''Oscar Mandinga' in current day.... More

Hardback edition
8th July 2013
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“A bit confusing”

Oscar Mandinga sits alone in his prison cell and tells us the story of his family.
Starting with his great-grandfather Oscar, a slave who founded the ancestral village Pata de Puerco, Pig's Foot, with his best... More

Hardback edition
7th January 2014
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