Pigs Can't Swim: A Memoir by Helen PeppePigs Can't Swim: A Memoir by Helen Peppe

Pigs Can't Swim: A Memoir

byHelen Peppe

Paperback | January 26, 2016

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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." 
Helen Peppe, a professional photographer specializing in horses and dogs, lives near Portland, Maine, with her husband, Eric, her children, four dogs, four rescued rabbits, four guinea pigs, and two destructive kittens.
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Title:Pigs Can't Swim: A MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:January 26, 2016Publisher:Da Capo PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030682423X

ISBN - 13:9780306824234

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