Pigs in Heaven is a spellbinding novel of heartbreak and love.
When six-year old Turtle Greer witnesses a freak accident at the Hoover Dam, her insistence on what she has seen, and her mother's belief in her, lead to a man's dramatic rescue.
But Turtle's moment of celebrity draws her into a conflict of historic proportions. The crisis quickly envelops not only Turtle and her mother, Taylor, but everyone else who touches their lives in a complex web connecting their future with their past.
Pigs in Heaven travels the roads from rural Kentucky and the urban Southwest to Heaven, Oklahoma, and the Cherokee Nation, testing the boundaries of family and the many separate truths about the ties that bind. It is spellbinding novel of heartbreak and love.
About the Author
Barbara Kingsolver's thirteen books of fiction, poetry and non-fiction include the novels The Bean Trees and the international bestseller The Poisonwood Bible which, amongst other accolades, won the 2005 Penguin/Orange Reading Group Book of the Year award. Her most recent novel The Lacuna, won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2010.
Sequel to The Bean Trees and equally lovable, this picks up the story of Taylor and her daughter Turtle, who was adopted in unusual circumstances and is now claimed by the people of the Indian reservation where she was born. Taylor panics, takes Turtle and runs, only to face the problems of poverty and displaced single parenthood. Sensitive to both sides of the conflict, Kingsolver gets her points across about the bonds of family and the continuing tragedy of the native Americans. With this author, you get a bit of romance and a happy ending, too. She is a wonderful writer, overflowing with warmth, humour and talent; the dialogue is a particular joy. If you're looking for a bunch of nasty characters and a cynical world view, this novel is not for you. Otherwise, don't miss it; only, if you haven't come across her before, you might as well start with The Bean Trees - you'll want to read both anyway. (Kirkus UK)
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 3rd January 1998
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.286