J.C. Burke: Pig Boy

Real darkness

Bec Kavanagh

 

Pig Boy
by J.C. Burke
Random House, $18.95 pb, 336 pp, 9781741663129

 

Damon Styles keeps a list of those who have crossed him. In a small, bully-rich town like Strathven, there are a lot of them. Damon has a plan, though, and getting his gun licence is only part of it. Next he needs to get a job with the Pigman. Nobody really knows the latter. He is foreign, shoots pigs, and keeps to himself, which is quite enough to fuel rumours in Strathven. Damon knows that the Pigman can teach him what he needs to know about implementing his plan, but he doesn’t know that the people of Strathven have a plan as well.

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Bec Kavanagh

Bec Kavanagh

Bec Kavanagh is a Melbourne based freelance writer, reviewer and young adult education specialist. Bec has worked on specialist literary events such as the A Thousand Words Festival. She speaks regularly about young adult fiction at professional development sessions, at school events and on Radio National’s Books & Arts Daily. She is currently working with the Stella Prize to set up a school’s program.

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