Date: October 2019
Duration: 11 hours 32 minutes
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...
"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