The True Story of an Existential Pig
by Gay L. Balliet
One day, while accompanying her husband Edgar on his veterinary rounds through the Pennsylvania countryside, Gay Balliet experiences love at first sight: a pot-bellied piglet.
After she adopts Lowell, Gay is introduced to the refreshing, liberating and rebellious lifestyle of owning such a nontraditional pet.
Together, Gay and Lowell, with Gay's friend Susan, embark on a series of exciting adventures rescuing abandoned and abused porkers from uncaring owners, trips to the slaughterhouse and desperate plights.
But it is when a frightening intruder threatens Gay's life and Lowell comes to her rescue that Gay learns Lowell has mastered the art of existential living and is a true hero for our time.
"Move over Babe! Delectable trough's worth of anecdotes."
— Publishers Weekly
"Touching, funny and quite enlightening...it will make you
laugh, smile and maybe be moved to tears."
— San Jose Mercury News
"Lowell is a real-life Babe."
— Boston Sunday Herald
"Fictional pigs have nothing on Lowell."
— Pet Business
"A touching account...poignant."
— Northapmton Press
"Spirited...it is a step toward more colonization of a
— Book News
"Humorous, poignant stories. Readers are sure to enjoy
the delightful antics."
— Midwest Book Review
A New Horizon Press Release
6 x 9, 320 pages
LC #99-75938, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-193-8 (pb), $15.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-400-0 (eBook), $23.95