Pig's Foot: A Novel (2020)

Pig s Foot A Novel Oscar Kortico great grandchild of the founders of a small hamlet in the Cuban hinterland is a sardonic teller of tales some taller than others of slavery revolution family secrets love and ident
  • Title: Pig's Foot: A Novel
  • Author: Carlos Acosta Frank Wynne
  • ISBN: 9781620400814
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Oscar Kortico, great grandchild of the founders of a small hamlet in the Cuban hinterland, is a sardonic teller of tales some taller than others of slavery, revolution, family secrets, love, and identity that span three generations One day, Oscar wakes to find that he is alone in the world As the sole descendent of his family line, he is not sure what to do or where to gOscar Kortico, great grandchild of the founders of a small hamlet in the Cuban hinterland, is a sardonic teller of tales some taller than others of slavery, revolution, family secrets, love, and identity that span three generations One day, Oscar wakes to find that he is alone in the world As the sole descendent of his family line, he is not sure what to do or where to go, but he holds fast to what his grandfather always told him No man knows who he is until he knows hispast, the history of his country As Oscar sets out to find his ancestral village of Pata de Puerco and the meaning of the magical pig s foot amulet he has inherited, the search for his country s hidden history becomes entangled with the search for the truth about himself.Ambitious in scope, yet intimate in tone, rippling with vitality and driven by passion, full of dark comedy, magical history, and startling revelations, Pig s Foot is a dazzling evocation of Cuba s tumultuous history a spellbinding and unexpected debut from an author of many talents.
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    1. I received an advance copy via waterstones to review this book I wouldn t usually read something that goes as far back as 1800 s with mentions of war and slavery in, but I really did enjoy this I enjoyed the fact that Oscar Kortico was speaking directly to the reader, like he could imagine what I was thinking.We delve into the history of Oscar s family through the trial and tribulations in Cuba From how Oscar learns about himself and how he got to where he ended up The ending really did surprise [...]

    2. An enormous load of miserable, grindingly sexist blether, followed by the most hackneyed twist known to literature.I don t see what others are seeing in this book And yes, I should have been warned by the comparisons to Gabriel Garcia Marquez.Bleagh.

    3. It seems like people either love or hate this book I loved it Loved the stories, the history, and the characters.

    4. As far as debuts go, this is a fine offering from a new writer There s a no nonsense protagonist explaining his familial history the roots of his ancestry and how this led him to be here, incarcerated, telling you his tale.This novel oozes with generations of Cuban history Although we are submerged into it, the novel occasionally became a little stuttery, and I felt that too much of the historical fact was wedged in in chunks, rather than layered subtly within the novel s telling That is my onl [...]

    5. What an intense, boundary breaking novel But I have mixed feelings about it Is it because of the plentiful twists or the unexpected ending or the number of characters I very much appreciate family chronicles and this novel makes you travel in time, through three generations, from the 1820s to 1995 Carlos Acosta describes very precisely each of his characters, their physical traits and psychological functioning Plus he offers us a historical, geographical, political view of Cuba that enables us t [...]

    6. Original Review for Judging Covers judgingcovers reviews piI wanted so badly to like this book I d read reviews comparing Carlos Acosta s writing to that of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who is my favourite author Needless to say, I was excited and later horribly disappointed when this book fell short for me.It wasn t the writing style Acosta s writing is fluid and unique with a very charismatic narrator The narration of Pig s Foot was one of my favourite bits of the book and most of the reason I gave [...]

    7. Review to followUpdate Nov 2016Bad bad reviewerrgot about this one and now can t remember enough to write a fair reviewdn t find my notes All I remember is feeling rather generous giving it 3 stars Will have to re read.Why do I procrastinate

    8. A novel encompassing the history of Cuba and involving almost magical events I wanted to like this than I did, maybe it was the fact that I was reading it in translation that stopped me enjoying it as much as I felt I should have.

    9. Freaking dark and depressing man But in writing that is sexy and swaggerific I can t believe I typed that.Nonetheless, felt the ending was a cop out which took away so MUCH from all that had been built up before Taking away a star as a result.

    10. An interesting book I now know about the history of Cuba than I did before I didn t see the twist, which is good.

    11. I was greatly disappointed by this book I usually enjoy historical fiction when the historical backdrop is successfully merged with the protagonists stories, so I was looking forward to learning about the history of Cuba alongside enjoying a good story Unfortunately Acosta didn t manage to accomplish this Most of the narrative is concerned with the saga of a few peculiar individuals in a small village in Cuba, the titular Pig s Foot, from the early 19th century to present day, with Cuba s very e [...]

    12. Pig s Foot is a book I have trouble evaluating On the one hand, it s the story of the history of Cuba, from the slave days through to modern times, following two intertwined families, told by their descendant who is apparently locked up by a villainous officer Characters include a pygmie slave with a giant dick, revolutionaries, two sisters who marry two men who are as close as brothers, a violent rival, spirits from Africa, the city of Havana, and above all, the mysterious hidden village of Pa [...]

    13. I really loved this bookuntil the last two chapters If you can t suspend your disbelief, if you can t live in a world of magic, if you can t handle the magic side of magic realism, then just don t write magic realist fiction, Carlos Acosta Magic realist fans, I highly recommend this book if you skip the last two chapters I feel like the author had to include that nonsense at the end to get past censors, because it just didn t fit with the rest of the novel Also, the perspective of the narrator, [...]

    14. Rather mediocre Cuban novelBy sally tarbox on 21 September 2016Format Kindle EditionPicked this as my choice for Cuba in my round the world reading challenge But only managed about 60 pages before deciding life was too short.Narrated by a troubled youth who s been brought up by his grandparents, he describes imagines his forebears life in a remote village called Pig s Foot This is the era of slavery and of slaughter of the whites by their oppressed black workers It s a brutish life that leaves t [...]

    15. KOBOBOOKSReviewed by The Independent 1 Nov 2013 , The Telegraph 26 Oct 2013 , The Independent 10 Nov 2013 , The Guardian 17 Nov 2013

    16. I started this because I love fiction in translation, being taken into a different world of imagination That s exactly what Pig s Foot does The work of dazzling Cuban dancer Carlos Acosta his alone I did wonder it tells the story of a boy growing up in Pig s Foot, a hamlet so remote that no one else in Cuba has heard of it Conditions there are brutally deprived, passions intense tough as these lives are, for the reader there s a sense of relief iin entering this strong, if not simple, story , es [...]

    17. Like my recent trip to Cuba, I am left conflicted by this novel There s things I love and things I hate does Oscar, the narrator, have to tell us, the reader, to fuck off so often, I think his editor should have been a bit forceful there I did like the storytelling, but did get lost in the characters at times, and confused by the relationships to each other often A definite nod to that Latin American genre of magic realism throughout and obviously referencing One Hundred Years of Solitude.

    18. Starting with an open mind, I got into this book and found it easy to read, pleasant despite deprivation and misery in the story , and quirky at times I had no trouble continuing throughout and really did enjoy it As my knowledge of Cuba and it s torrid past is limited, it was enlightening to follow the story through generations to today They still seem to have a long way to go But all power to the Cubans.This book is at once, a good read, a story well told, and informative on many levels.

    19. I loved this after the first couple of chapters and until the chapter called The Interogation I suggest you read no further.The story of the families are beautifully woven into the history and landscape of Cuba THe language is simple and resonates with the rythym of a folk tale and the characters are extremely well drawn so that you feel you know them personally I felt drawn in and was keen to know their fate.

    20. Conversational literature has a special place in my heart, and so does irreverent prose Debut novelist Acosta combines oral tradition story telling with Tom Robbins esque preposterous plot and matter of fact comical characters, and the result is a fast paced and humorous romp through rural Cuba Political commentary, morality, and romance make cameos, but don t let them distract you from the main course of vivid family history.

    21. Written in the style of Garcia Marquez, but not as long winded and much comprehensible A quaint, surrealistic novel which describes the tribulations of three generations of a negro family to the backdrop of modern Cuban history I found most of the characters endearing, despite a proclivity to violence in many of them.

    22. I really didn t know what to expect I read the comparisons to Marquez, but you can t compare to the incomparable As literary fiction goes, the imagery and descriptiveness contained in this work is direct yet vivid The references to the history of Cuba and the ancestral origins of its people made for good substance I would recommend this to others it was very entertaining.

    23. Loved this book Carlos Acosta brings both cold and warm blooded humour, passion and patriotism to the unexpected and darkest magicical corners of Cuba I loved all of his characters, the way he set the scenes and despite the surprise ending, came away from the last page firmly believing that anything is possible.

    24. Excellent bookThis books was deep especially with the history of Cuba Before reading this I never thought Cubans has deep roots The ending of the book was a bit bazaar I learned Bacardi is Cuban and not Puerto Rican I had to quick wiki search This is a definitely a good read.

    25. Okay my review got deleted, so this is going to be short I had high expectations and it could have gone either way 4 5 stars , but the ending was AWFUL view spoiler The author may as well have written and then I woke up, and it was only a dream No Just no hide spoiler

    26. I liked the style and use of language but the story is a bit unoriginal Still it seems unfair that one person could be so talented as to be able to write as well as this when they are already such a fabulous dancer.

    27. Did enjoy aspects of this book but hated the ending without trying to spoil it.Characters were interesting and always love hearing about different places I didn t know too much about Cuba.

    28. Acosta tells a story of generations living in the imagined rural village Pata de Puerco near Santiago, Cuba For fans of Gabriel Garcia Marquez s One Hundred Years of Solitude especially

    29. A strange book Enjoyable at times, but got quite confusing near the end I won t be rushing to recommend it.

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