Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Peculiar Boars of Malloy 3. This Sherwood Anderson-award winning farcical novel follows two teenage boys living on a farm in rural Indiana. Their father—a diminutive man and the laughingstock of their small town—purchases two boars in an attempt to impress his neighbors and demonstrate, by proxy, his masculinity. The boars, however, turn out to be resolutely gay and deeply committed to each other, se This Sherwood Anderson-award winning farcical novel follows two teenage boys living on a farm in rural Indiana.
The boars, however, turn out to be resolutely gay and deeply committed to each other, setting off a ridiculous chain of events that brings the spotlight and accompanying media circus to Malloy.
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Disappointed in their pitiful father, the boys cling to an unrealistic fantasy of their mother, who is in actuality a promiscuous drifter. The Peculiar Boars of Malloy captures the best traditions of American satire, while turning the conventions of the coming-of-age novel on its head.
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The story moves along at a brisk pace, and if you're into schadenfreude then this is definitely the book for you--Crandell masterfully positions the young narrator's father as a tragically absurd figure, and indeed the book is just absurd enough to be funny amidst the emotions and controversy generated by the plot. Several themes run through this tale of homo I thoroughly enjoyed this book, probably due to my own childhood spent in the rural Midwest, some of which was around farms and livestock.
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Several themes run through this tale of homosexual hogs: In many ways a coming-of-age tale, this book has a few well-developed characters supported by many less developed but no less interesting ones, with a tone at times humorous, poignant, tragic and hopeful. Great selection for a book club offering many points of discussion. Sep 16, Brian rated it really liked it Shelves: It reminded me of Monty Python's 'Royal Festival Hall Concert' - starts small and goes totally off the rail and over the top. I've never read anything quite like it.
I'm going to type out the first sentence. If you like it, I guarantee you'll love this book. It had to do with the gay boars we'd bought from the Conner farm off Highway 31 in the southern part of the state, where I now fly a jalopy of a crop duster, spraying herbicide over fields of high corn and blooming soybeans. Feedback If you need help or have a question for Customer Service, contact us. Would you like to report poor quality or formatting in this book? Click here Would you like to report this content as inappropriate?
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