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Portrait of a Waiting Pig
Hardcover & Dust Jacket
32 Pages
Black and White Illustrations

Portrait of a Waiting Pig is the illustrated novella for readers of all ages that tells the tragedy of Morgan, a pig who believes his life will amount to something great - and all he needs to do is wait.

Over a series of black and white illustrations and wry accompanying text, we watch as his life slowly disintegrates. He watches life continue all around him - while he refuses to participate, in case he misses his big opportunity.

Originally conceived as a short, darkly humorous novella, Portrait of a Waiting Pig is many things, gothic curio, bleak cautionary tale, even a colouring book for adults way before its time.

What is certain is that there's a little bit of Morgan in all of us.

Christopher Moore wrote in The Christchurch Press:

"Sharp, subversive, sensitive, dry-humoured and perceptive, this was a book that contained the essential qualities to reinforce and sustain a distinctive New Zealand literary style...".

Author/Illustrator Andy Conlan is an award winning feature film maker who has had his work appear in The New Zealand Herald, Pulp, New Zealand Musician, Pro Design and Onfilm, the latter two of which he was the editorial cartoonist.

He has written and illustrated two books, Portrait of a Waiting Pig, for older readers, and Mr. Gloomingdale's Downpour, a colour illustrated book for children. Please click here to ask a question
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