Eleonore is a child in the small village of Puy-Larroque, southwest France in 1898, where she resides with her pig farmer father, God-fearing mother, and cousin Marcel. When WWI arrives, Eleonore gets a sense of the changes to comes as the twentieth century rolls forward. In part two, we explore Eleonore’s life in the 1980s, aged into the matriarch with the family running a large, industrial pig farm. Filled with powerful emotion and beauty combined with the brutality waged against the animals brings a chilling tale of man and beast. This book is translated from French by Frank Wynne. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.