CAMDEN — Author Neal Parker will read from his book, The Butcher’s Pig, during the weekly read-aloud program for adults, Friday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m., at the Camden Public Library.
Parker offers a preview of his curious story with this statement: “From his humble beginnings in the English countryside and with the sure sentence of death upon him, Horatio Mudd escapes to America. There he begins life anew and discovers unimaginable hardships and a society unable to accept his porcine heritage.”
Neal Evan Parker was born in Brooklyn in 1956. As a teenager, while sailing the waters of New England, he became devoted to traditional sailing vessels. By the age of 20 he was a licensed captain and in the years that followed, Parker skippered over a dozen large schooners and historic craft. Despite struggling with dyslexia and constantly failing English in school, writing has been a lifelong passion.
In April 2005, Capt. Neal Parker traded his beloved schooner, Wendameen, for more time with his fast growing daughter.
“It was a more than equitable deal,” said the Library, in a news release.
Since that time Parker has devoted himself to sailing, writing and, of course, enjoying life as a full-time father.
For more information, visit librarycamden.org.