179 pp. | paper only | $13.00
writer David Rice maintains a skillful balance of humor and sensitivity
in Give the Pig a Chance.
The title story, in which two estranged cousins are reunited after
the accidental death of a beloved pot-bellied pig, displays Rice's
knack for combining the ridiculous with pathos. Most of the stories
are set in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas.
. . his Edcouch comes alive as a setting, and it'll be interesting
to see where the author's future work takes him. One could conceive
of his finding a comfortable niche in the pages of Chicano literature
in the years to come." - Kirkus Reviews