Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

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Now available again, "A rich, wonderful, and diverse look at the creative mind of one of America's most imaginative and passionate novelists" (Denver Post).

Here is a treat for John Irving fans and new readers alike. Trying to Save Piggy Sneed contains a dozen short works by the author, beginning with three memoirs. The longest of the memoirs is "The Imaginary Girlfriend," his candid account of his twin careers in writing and wrestling, which, as the Denver Post observed, is filled "with anecdotes that are every bit as hilarious as the antics in his novels . . . [and] combines the lessons of both obsessions."

The middle portion of the book is fiction. Over a career that spans fourteen novels, these are the six stories that Mr. Irving considers finished. Among them is "Interior Space," for which he won the O. Henry Award. In the third and final section are three homages: one to Günter Grass and two to Charles Dickens. To each of the twelve pieces, he has contributed author's notes, which provide some perspective on the circumstances surrounding the writing of each piece. For readers who prefer a hardcover, this commemorative edition is a book to treasure. For readers new to the author of works as moving and mischievous as The World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, and In One Person, Trying to Save Piggy Sneed is the perfect introduction.

The edition has a foreword by Susan Cheever that was first published in the twentieth anniversary edition of the hardcover.

Author: John Irving
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
Published: 05/03/2022
Pages: 392
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.86lbs
Size: 8.27h x 5.58w x 1.06d
ISBN: 9781956763133