Pig Tales is the story of a young woman who lands a position at Perfumes Plus, a beauty boutique/"massage" parlor. She enjoys great success until she slowly metamorphoses into . . . a pig. What happens to her then overturns all our ideas about relationships between man, woman, and beast in a stunning feminist fable of political and sexual corruption.
When this extraordinary first novel by Marie Darrieussecq appeared in France, it became an overnight success and an unprecedented literary phenomenon. It immediately topped the bestseller list and was named a Prix Goncourt finalist. Over thirty countries have bought the rights, and celebrated filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard optioned the film rights.