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The Peculiar Boars of Malloy (Paperback)
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The Peculiar Boars of Malloy (Paperback)

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Paperback 215 Pages / Published: 10/06/2010
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Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780875806334
Number of pages: 215
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 226 x 150 x 20 mm


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"Simply put, this is a wholly readable, enjoyable novel. It manages both suspense and satire, blending social commentary and the emotional weight that must accompany such commentaries." -Dean Bakopoulos, author of "Please Don't Come Back from the Moon "


"I'm a big fan of Doug Crandell's book" Pig Boy's Wicked Bird "and so was looking forward to reading "The Peculiar Boars of Malloy". Like "Pig Boy", this book has a unique sense of place and the writing is characterized by a sharp wit. It's a rural comedy in the tradition of rural comedies, perhaps even of Restoration comedies-without the wealthy people. It has that same sense of the absurd." -Susan Neville, author of "In the House of Blue Lights and Invention of Flight "


"I'm a big fan of Doug Crandell's book "Pig Boy's Wicked Bird" and so was looking forward to reading "The Peculiar Boars of Malloy." Like "Pig Boy, " this book has a unique sense of place and the writing is characterized by a sharp wit. It's a rural comedy in the tradition of rural comedies--perhaps even of Restoration comedies--without the wealthy people. It has that same sense of the absurd."--Susan Neville, author of "In the House of Blue Lights" and "Invention of Flight"


"Simply put, this is a wholly readable, enjoyable novel. It manages both suspense and satire, blending social commentary and the emotional weight that must accompany such commentaries."--Dean Bakopoulos, author of "Please Don't Come Back from the Moon"


"Crandell tells a lyrical, preposterous tale of Midwestern farm life, interweaving the coming of age of a farm boy with a lunatic father who raises pigs and a subplot about the invasion of TV news and the media's distortions of nature, value, and truth. His comic vision is reminiscent of Carolyn Chute's. While the grotesque pervades Crandell's version of pastoral, life itself is celebrated."-- DeWitt Henry, "Ploughshares"


I m a big fan of Doug Crandell s book "Pig Boy s Wicked Bird" and so was looking forward to reading "The Peculiar Boars of Malloy." Like "Pig Boy, " this book has a unique sense of place and the writing is characterized by a sharp wit. It s a rural comedy in the tradition of rural comedies perhaps even of Restoration comedies without the wealthy people. It has that same sense of the absurd. Susan Neville, author of "In the House of Blue Lights" and "Invention of Flight""


Simply put, this is a wholly readable, enjoyable novel. It manages both suspense and satire, blending social commentary and the emotional weight that must accompany such commentaries. Dean Bakopoulos, author of "Please Don't Come Back from the Moon""


Crandell tells a lyrical, preposterous tale of Midwestern farm life, interweaving the coming of age of a farm boy with a lunatic father who raises pigs and a subplot about the invasion of TV news and the media s distortions of nature, value, and truth. His comic vision is reminiscent of Carolyn Chute s. While the grotesque pervades Crandell s version of pastoral, life itself is celebrated. DeWitt Henry, "Ploughshares""

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