Morgan Llewelyn Padrig Arthur Caradoc Jones-Jones is the central character of Liza Granville's "Curing the Pig." When he is introduced, he lost his job at a bank, a victim, he feels, of a newly hired female executive who he calls the "Big Bitch". He is planning to return to his home, a farm in the Marches between Wakes and England, and write a novel about women.
Granville's story doesn't linger long in the Welsh Marches. In a drunken haze at the wake of his parents, Morgan snacks on some wild mushrooms and takes off on a nightmare trip. He is transported through a Stonehenge-like portal to an alternate world in which men and women have reversed roles, males are perceived as weak sex objects who study domestic arts and females are Amazonian power brokers. The men shave their legs and wear colorful, impractical clothing. The women are aging Don Juans who poke and prod at the comely young males. It is a dystopian vision which clearly illustrates that no matter who wields the power, inequality of the sexes breeds abuse. Women in this alternative world are no better than men in the real world.
This report prepared by Jack Goodstein