Abyrne, a strange town where the eating of meat has become a sacred obligation. Richard Shanti is the town’s legendary bolt-gunner – the most efficient slaughterhouse worker in living memory. The townsfolk adore him. In private, however, Shanti is a gentle man; a husband, and father to twin girls. Remorse over his murderous job weighs him down. Provoked by the heretic, John Collins, Shanti begins to uncover the harrowing truth behind Abyrne’s history. When the town’s corporate and religious factions come into conflict, he must choose a side. By fighting for what he knows is right, Shanti will risk everything he believes in and everyone he loves. Meanwhile, the townsfolk are hungry. The townsfolk must be fed…Eleven years after its original publication, this is the third edition of D’Lacey’s cult hit, containing an introduction by Michael Wilson and a brand new foreword by the author. “Without reservation, MEAT is one of the most literate, astonishing, and intriguing books I’ve read in years.” David Niall Wilson “From the first paragraph I was hooked…Meat will stun you.” Fatally Yours “Meat is without question the most disturbing book I have ever read. Period.” Speculative Fiction Junkie
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