Join the Scarlet Lane Brewing Company/Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library Horror Book Club on Wednesday, July 19th from 7-9pm.
Our third Horror Book Club pick of 2023 is dystopian thriller Tender is the Flesh by Agustina Bazterrica.
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.
There are a few different ways for you to get your hands on a copy:
- Purchase a paperback copy of the book through this ticket link for $11 (Limited to 5 people) to pick up at Scarlet Lane Brewing Company
- Purchase a copy of the book on your own
- If you are a Vernon Township resident, the Fortville-Vernon Township Public library will have copies available for you to check out for free through your library account
- If you have a Hoopla account, you can check out the Audiobook version for free through your account
Take notes, and come ready to discuss as a group. Discussion will be moderated by Katie Noonan from the Fortville-Vernon Township Public Library.
Beers will be available for purchase from Scarlet Lane Brewing Company. Food will be available to purchase from Trax BBQ.
*If you live in the Fortville-Vernon Township area and have not yet signed up for a library account, visit the Fortville-Vernon Township Library at 625 E Broadway St, Fortville, IN 46040
Date & Time
Wed, Jul 19, 2023 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM