Our life would be what we made of it. . . . It's an uneventful September afternoon when sophomores John and Lorraine make a prank call to a stranger named Angelo Pignati. But the two of them aren't prepared to be so touched by the old man whose loneliness reaches out to them through the phone line. And what starts as a practical joke quickly turns into a friendship that changes all of their lives forever. Then John and Lorraine make a terrible mistake that betrays their new friend's trust--and just like that, Mr. Pignati is gone. Now, the only way for them to find peace is to write down their friend's story--the story of the Pigman.