Yum is set in the year 2102 in the rural state of Nebraska, United States. Animals have long since evolved to speech and work alongside humans as contributing members to society. They are protected from slaughter throughout the world in all but a handful of countries and the species live... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Yum is set in the year 2102 in the rural state of Nebraska, United States. Animals have long since evolved to speech and work alongside humans as contributing members to society. They are protected from slaughter throughout the world in all but a handful of countries and the species live together in harmony until the feedings begin.
Throughout the Midwest, people are suddenly being eaten. One spring morning in Omaha, the remains of a young boar are found in a makeshift barbeque pit. Next to the pit, a bowl dripping with sauce is found bearing a bloodied human hand print. Charred chicken bones are discovered ripped clean of their flesh. Humans are found marinated, roasted and partially devoured. The authorities are baffled as they stumble through futile investigations which provide no answers. Americans never suspect that the predators may be their neighbors, friends, parents and grandparents. They live in fear and suspicion of their Neighbor to the Northwest; the carnivorous people of nearby New Canada are automatically blamed for the feedings.
Six decades earlier, Doctor James Lewis championed for animal rights and transformed the nation with the help of Miss X, a revolutionary brown heifer. Jim's past slips away from him as the present terror threatens the safety of the people he loves. His great-granddaughter Emily exists in the shadow of Jim's greatness as she struggles to find her own identity. Together with their friends they face dangerous exile in New Canada. Can they stop the carnage before they become tasty snacks?
George Orwell meets George A. Romero in this mouthwatering, darkly comedic horror story.
“The slaughter of Robby was fast and nearly pain free. In fact, it happened so quickly the pain never really registered with the pig. All he could remember was the smell of his own blood mixing with the tobacco smoke in his snout.”Chapter One
“Your brain is soft because you don't eat meat. Here. Take a bite.”An obese burger-eating bully
“If I'm gonna clean up mud I'm gonna clean up blood, too!”Mae
“Stupid little hen. I should've crushed her when I had the chance.”Evelyn Burnsides
“Do New Canadian dogs practice safe sex? I wonder if they even sell Dogdoms here?”Alice the Border Collie
“Robby heard one of his ancestors speak to him. She was his third great aunt Pearl. She lived and died during the bad old days. Pearl was barbequed and sold in pieces to humans with red necks at a stockcar race. Her life served no other purpose than to be barbequed and served to hungry humans. Her mother, Robby's third great grandmother (whose name was Petals) had won blue ribbons at the county fair before getting eaten, but for Pearl it was straight to market and to the slaughterhouse. If anyone could say they knew what Robby was going through it was her.”
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