In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, citizens in the remote mountain town of Betwixt prepare to defend their brand-new Piggly Wiggly grocery store from the Japanese—setting into motion a chain of events that make them WISH they had been attacked by the Japanese! More
Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, citizens in the remote mountain town of Betwixt fear that their little Shangri-La, with its "crown jewel," the brand-new Piggly Wiggly grocery store, may be next. When Messenger ("Mess") Harkness, a handyman who breaks more than he fixes, begins to compete with the sheriff for leadership, the town must choose whom it will follow—setting into motion a chain of events that make Betwixt WISH it had been attacked by the Japanese!
Part war story, part love story, and part pig story, "The Tale of Betwixt" is both a riotous return to the tall tale and a thought-provoking fable that raises the all-important question: How far would you go to protect your Piggly Wiggly from the Empire of Japan?