PIG CANDY : TAKING MY FATHER SOUTH, TAKING MY FATHER HOME
by Lise Funderburg
Lise Funderburg, a mixed-race woman, was raised in an integrated neighborhood of Philadelphia. While growing up, she could never understand her father; why he was so strict, so demanding, never around. The only thing she knew about his past was that he had grown up in the Jim Crow South and had fled its oppression.
When Funderburg is in her forties, her father is diagnosed with terminal cancer. From this point on, the two of them travel, on several trips, from Philadelphia to Jasper County, Georgia, his hometown.
In Pig Candy the author writes about the rural South, pecan groves, farms, families and pork.
Her relationship with her father has its moments, but they become closer.
A beautifully written story about living life to its fullest.