The Pigman

Significance of the title

The title of this young adult novel, "The Pigman," does not accurately describe what this book portrays. The story of The Pigman describes the life and hardships of Angelo Pignati. Being portrayed as a simple old man, his life is more interesting and gratifying than seen at his first appearance. His nickname comes from his great collection of pig statues, some his prize possessions. Even though his name may be deceiving, the layered story of The Pigman portrays much more than a man with statues of animals, as these statues do not nearly begin to tell his story. [3]

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