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Battered, Banged, but not Broken - Author SBR Martin's "Pig" Touches on Touchy Topics
What does it take for a troubled woman to finally let go? Author SBR Martin's "Pig" answers this question in an unnerving, yet inspiring, story of domestic abuse, sexuality, reflection, and loss.
Reviewing "pig" as a Second Prize Quarterfinalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards, Publishers Weekly wrote: "The ultimate resolution of the story makes for quite a surprise... (Martin) is able to build good characters, flawed and believable, yet familiar; so that at the end one is saddened, but also, in a strange way, enriched.”
"Pig" is the story of Lily, a woman holding on to too much pain and too many secrets, including a big secret she's keeping from herself. The entire novel takes place at her husband's funeral, where she sits alone on a couch in the corner, desperately clinging to a scrap of paper she refuses to reveal.
The narrative comes from Lily's memories, as stirred by the familiar faces of funeral home patrons. Physical abuse, graphic sex, and devastating loss are but a few of the past events reawakened by Lily's reflections - as are love, mothering, and redemption.
What does it take for a troubled woman to finally let go? How did her husband get in that box? And what is she holding in her hand? Step into Lily's past to answer the present questions. But don't expect to be pleased with everything you learn.
SBR Martin works in Pittsburgh, PA, as a writer, journalist, and mother. She holds a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law but does not practice, because she finds writing fiction more rewarding than writing briefs.
"Pig" was released by The Artists' Orchard, LLC as a Kindle edition eBook on 11 June 2012, and is available for purchase and lending on amazon at http://amazon.com/
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