Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

Title

Trying to Save Piggy Sneed

Authors

John Irving

Files

Document Type

Book

Description

A treat for John Irving addicts, and a perfect introduction to his work for the uninitiated. In his spirited opening piece, Irving explains how he became a writer: “A fiction writer’s memory is an especially imperfect provider of detail; we can always imagine a better detail than the one we can remember. The correct detail is rarely exactly what happened; the most truthful detail is what could have happened, or what should have.” There follow six scintillating stories written over the last twenty years. The collection ends with a homage to Charles Dickens.

Publication Date

1996

Publisher

Arcade

City

New York

State

NY

Award

2018 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | Nonfiction

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