This gritty tragicomic memoir takes place in one memorable year1976, the bicentennial, when Jimmy Carter ran for president and seven-year old Doug Crandell severed two fingers in a farming accident. More than anything, Doug wants to shed his nickname, Pig Boy, and grow up to be a hog man like his father. This is a story of love, loss, healing, and a family’s relation with the land they love and know that they will lose.
Author: Doug Crandell
Publisher: Chicago Review Press