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Pig's Foot

(2013)
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The Korticos are from a well-endowed pygmy tribe in West Africa; the Mandingas are descended from a tribe of tall Ghanaians. Both families have been brought to Cuba as slaves. Oscar Kortico and Jose Mandinga, inseparable friends, marry a pair of sisters, and in the tiny hamlet of Pig's Foot (Pata de Puerco), five generations of these families will live out their colorful lives through the tumultuous sweep of Cuban history. That history extends from slavery through the war of independence, exploitation, dictatorship, and compromised freedom, to the present day, when teenager Oscar Mandinga goes seeking the fabled village of his ancestors.

Carlos Acosta's first novel is a swiftly plotted island folktale with warmth, humor, magic, and a light allegorical touch. It's a history grounded in sights and smells and human foibles. And it's an enchanting and unexpected debut from an author of many talents.

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Hardback Editions

January 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Pig's Foot: A Novel
Author(s): Carlos Acosta
ISBN: 1-62040-081-2 / 978-1-62040-081-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Pig's Foot
Author(s): Carlos Acosta
ISBN: 1-4088-3370-0 / 978-1-4088-3370-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

August 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pig's Foot
Author(s): Carlos Acosta
ISBN: 1-4088-3372-7 / 978-1-4088-3372-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Pig's Foot
Author(s): Carlos Acosta
ISBN: 1-62040-769-8 / 978-1-62040-769-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Pig's Foot
Author(s): Carlos Acosta
ISBN: 1-4088-4187-8 / 978-1-4088-4187-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

January 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Pig's Foot
Author(s): Carlos Acosta, Frank Wynne (translator)
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon   


January 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Pig's Foot
Author(s): Carlos Acosta, Frank Wynne (translator)
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Pig's Foot
Author(s): Carlos Acosta, Frank Wynne (translator)
Publisher: Audible Studios for Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Pig's Foot: A Novel
Author(s): Carlos Acosta
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Pig's Foot
Author(s): Carlos Acosta
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   



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