Piglet

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Product Details

Price
$27.99  $26.03
Publisher
Henry Holt & Company
Publish Date
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.63 X 8.49 X 1.08 inches | 0.86 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250289841

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About the Author

Lottie Hazell is a writer, contemporary literature scholar, and board game designer living in Warwickshire, England. She holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Loughborough University, where she studied food writing in twenty-first century fiction. Piglet is her first novel.

Reviews

A 2024 B&N Discover Pick
An IndieNext Pick for March 2024
Named a Best Book of February 2024 by People Magazine
Named one of Elle's "Best (and Most Anticipated) Fiction Books of 2024"
Named a Must-Read Book of February 2024 by NYLON

"If I owned a bookstore, I'd hand-sell Piglet to everyone...Hazell's prose is as tart and icy as lemon sorbet; her sentences are whipcord taut, drum tight... The "will she or won't she" isn't just about the man and the wedding. It's about whether Piglet ends up embracing a big life, full of richness and variety and good things to eat, or if she lets herself be crammed into that too-small dress."
--Jennifer Weiner, The New York Times Book Review

"A fresh take on hunger, class, and the weight of expectations."
--People Magazine

"That sumptuous cheeseburger on the cover is feast enough, but Piglet has so much more to offer within its short, compulsively readable pages. . . . Delicious, in every sense of the word."
--Lauren Puckett-Pope, Elle

"Delicious food writing and subtle British class politics meet a pre-marital crisis? Sign us up!"
--Sophia June, NYLON

"A compelling debut. Hazell's writing moves quickly, and she excels in setting scenes and describing food and cooking."
--Amy McCarthy and Bettina Makalintal, Eater

"Remarkably clever and deeply compelling. . . . This is a sharp and stylish work that will linger longer after you're done."
--Isabelle McConville, B&N Reads

"Some seriously brilliant cringe. When Piglet wanders into an Indian restaurant by herself and orders every dish on the menu days before her wedding-dress fitting, it's hard not to squirm, and harder still to avoid interrogating the reasons for one's intense discomfort . . . Like the food that Piglet cooks, Hazell's sentences are delicious. . . A novel that you will devour first and savor later."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Piglet excels in its crisp dialogue and Hazell's glorious descriptions of Piglet's cooking and the foods she hungers for."
-Booklist

"Hazell debuts with the delicious narrative of a disastrous wedding."
--Publishers Weekly

"Ambitious prose Nora Ephron would be proud of. Hazell captures the subtle class divide in contemporary British life with precision--all while serving the reader a bacchanal of delicious food writing that will have you craving more."
--Marlowe Granados, author of Happy Hour

"Piglet is luscious and disturbing and propulsive, and I completely devoured it. It's a book about hunger and secrecy and women made small by convention. And it's a book that tears at the surface of things to reveal the vast, messy truth of a body with a beating heart."
--Catherine Newman, author of We All Want Impossible Things

"It takes audacity and all kinds of courage to produce a novel as ferocious and weird as Piglet. The narrative accelerates like nothing else I've read, opening onto dead-end domestic conformity and then driving us all the way out into the wildernesses, where the possibility for liberation and the fulfillment of desires might be discovered. It made me so hungry."
--Lamorna Ash, author of Dark, Salt, Clear

"This book! Visceral, brilliantly dark, and so smart. An object lesson in how our relentless pursuit of a tickbox life will never make us happy. Characters that pop, writing you could eat."
--Fran Littlewood, New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace Adams