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Meat

Narrated by: Chris Coxon
Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror
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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.  

In Abyrne, a strange town surrounded by a wasteland, the eating of meat is a sacred obligation. The town’s strict laws are brutally enforced by a ruthless Baron and a merciless Bishop.  

Adored by the townsfolk is Richard Shanti, Abyrne’s famous bolt-gunner - the most efficient slaughterhouse worker in living memory. In private, however, Shanti is a gentle man; a husband, and father to twin girls. The growing guilt about his murderous job weighs him down. Beguiled by a rebellious heretic, Shanti uncovers 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 and everyone he loves. Meanwhile, the townsfolk are hungry. The townsfolk must be fed.... 

©2019 Joseph D'Lacey (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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“Joseph D’Lacey rocks!” (Stephen King) 

“Without reservation, MEAT is one of the most literate, astonishing, and intriguing books I’ve read in years.” (David Niall Wilson)

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  • 30-12-19

Holy Cow!!!

Holy Cow, what an amazing novel! Joseph D'Lacey is becoming one of my favorite horror writers. I don't want to re-veal too much about this book because it could spoil it. I can say that the atmosphere is an ultra dark, post apocalyptic, Orwellion squalor and the people want meat. D'Lacey pulls no punches and his story telling is second to none. A dark fiction fan's filet mignon.

Five Stars*****