Tender Is the Flesh

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Publisher Description

Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans—though no one calls them that anymore.

His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it was reported that an infectious virus has made all animal meat poisonous to humans. Then governments initiated the “Transition.” Now, eating human meat—“special meat”—is legal. Marcos tries to stick to numbers, consignments, processing.

Then one day he’s given a gift: a live specimen of the finest quality. Though he’s aware that any form of personal contact is forbidden on pain of death, little by little he starts to treat her like a human being. And soon, he becomes tortured by what has been lost—and what might still be saved.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
August 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC
SIZE
3.3
MB

Customer Reviews

morbidgal ,

Tender is the Flesh

An absolute page turner! Be prepared for some intense and bizarre dreams if you read this before bedtime. Only reason I’m giving this book 4/5 stars is that the ending felt a bit rushed and left me yearning for more. Morbidly twisted read if you can stomach the content.

E.L. Kaiser ,

ow.

overall this is a gripping read that has you on the edge of your seat, it brings you joy and most definitely pain. if you read this and expect to smile you’ll instead be met unequivocal disappointment.

deebbeeedee ,

Just ok

The setting is bleak (and so is the ending) but other than that this is pretty standard heavy handed social commentary fare. Points for grossing me out though.

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