Why are Lorraine and John writing The Pigman?

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John and Lorraine are telling the story of the Pigman, Mr. Pignati, whom they met and grew to care about. The story is told by both of them, so that you get two perspectives on the events. In some ways, they are trying to make sense of the relationship they had with the Pigman, and his death.