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Meat by Joseph D'Lacey
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Feb 07, 11


'Joseph D'Lacey rocks!' Stephen King

YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT...
...Joseph D'Lacey will make sure you never look at meat in the same way again.

To highlight his growing concern about the way our food reaches our tables, Joseph D'Lacey has constructed a shocking novel that leaves an unforgettable impression. The theme is the most chilling of today's health concerns. It exposes our ignorance of what goes on before meat
arrives on the shelves, suggesting that something has to change if people still want meat as part of
their daily lives.

In Joseph's novel, Abyrne is a decaying town, trapped by an advancing wilderness. Its people
depend on meat for survival. Meat is sanctified and precious, eaten with devout solemnity by
everyone. A feud smoulders between the religious and secular powers holding the town in their
thrall – whoever controls the food supply controls everything. Conflict is imminent.
Where does meat really come from?

From the author's Afterword:
“All over the world, animals are farmed and brutalised for slaughter in the most appalling conditions
and in numbers no-one wants to consider. Consumers are very happy to pick and choose their
cuts of meat after they’ve reached the butcher shop or supermarket. If they ever think about the
process that got the meat there, they must put the truth out of their heads in order to enjoy their ribeye,
neck fillet, belly or breast.”


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