Johanna Stoberock’s Pigs is a captivating commentary on consumption and greed. Set on an island inhabited by an incredibly lavish class of people, a small group of abandoned children, and the feral pigs tasked with cleaning up the refuse imported to the island. Not only must the children survive the abuse of the adults around them but also must fend off the persistent attacks of the insatiable pigs. Stoberock holds a mirror to how we treat our environment, animals, and our most vulnerable.— From Amelia
Four children live on an island that serves as the repository for all the world's garbage. Trash arrives, the children sort it, and then they feed it to a herd of insatiable pigs: a perfect system. But when a barrel washes ashore with a boy inside, the children must decide whether he is more of the world's detritus, meant to be fed to the pigs, or whether he is one of them. Written in exquisitely wrought prose, Pigs asks questions about community, environmental responsibility, and the possibility of innocence.