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The Whole Hog - Aidan Higgins

Paperback Published: 15th December 2001
ISBN: 9780099286356
Number Of Pages: 416

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Donkey's Years and Dog Days were the first two volumes of these remarkable memoirs, of which The Whole Hog now completes the Higgins Bestiary. This spirited and quirky penman has always set himself apart from the general grind of Irish writing and its set themes, to run along the line of the exposed nerve-system. No other Irish writer has been so obsessed with the terrain inconnu of lost or thwarted love as this odd-man-out. From salad love with Molly Cushen, to Philippa Phillips in the dunes, to a young American wife in Spain at the time of the Bay of Pigs, or a divorcee in Copenhagen, a tax inspectress in London, the Jacaranda Street tease in Johannesburg, the mirth is barely contained.

Industry Reviews

"The ferocious and dazzling prose... He is one of our great writers. I have stood stunned with admiration for the muscular power and linguistic acrobatics... of his work for years." - Annie Proulx "A saga of the writer's travels and travails, recounting with wry humour his sojourns in Spain, Berlin, Denmark and Mexico. Admirers at last have no longer to wait." - "Books Ireland

ISBN: 9780099286356
ISBN-10: 0099286351
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 15th December 2001
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1