Lord of the Barnyard

Lord of the Barnyard

Killing the Fatted Calf and Arming the Aware in the Corn Belt

Book - 1999
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Baker & Taylor
A humorous and subersive view of Middle America begins in the last Ice Age, ends in today's Midwest, and includes dam disasters, bar brawls, factory rats, and the picaresque adventures of farmboy John Kaltenbrunner

Blackwell North Amer
Lord of the Barnyard begins with the death of a woolly mammoth in the last Ice Age and concludes with a greased-pig chase at a funeral in the modern-day Midwest. In the interim there are two hydroelectric dam disasters, fourteen tavern brawls, one shoot-out in the hills, three cases of probable arson, a riot in the town hall, a lone tornado, a coven of Methodist crones, an encampment of Appalachian crop thieves, six renegade coal-truck operators, an outraged mob of factory rats, a dysfunctional poultry plant, and one autodidact goat-roping farm boy by the name of John Kaltenbrunner.
Lord of the Barnyard is a comic tapestry of a Middle America populated by assembly-line drones and poultry-plant neckslicers, measuring into shot glasses the fruits of years of quiet desperation on the factory floor. It is a plea for nothing more than the minimal respect owed to the most forgotten blue-collar workers of the global proletariat, and a word of warning that respect denied can go much farther than postal.

Baker
& Taylor

A wildly hilarious and subversive view of Middle America begins in the last Ice Age, ends in today's Midwest, and includes dam disasters, bar brawls, factory rats, and the picaresque adventures of farmboy John Kaltenbrunner. A first novel. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1999, c1998
ISBN: 9780802116413
0802116418
Branch Call Number: F EGO
Characteristics: xxii, 410 p. ; 22 cm

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