Bacon and Egg Man

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In the halls of Congress, on the streets, in the media, the war on fast food is on. Tofu may be topical, but bacon is eternal.
 
Bacon and Egg Man, Ken Wheaton’s second novel, is a sly send-up of a politically correct food establishment, where the Northeast has split off from the rest of the United States. The new Federation is ruled by the electoral descendants of King ...

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Overview

In the halls of Congress, on the streets, in the media, the war on fast food is on. Tofu may be topical, but bacon is eternal.
 
Bacon and Egg Man, Ken Wheaton’s second novel, is a sly send-up of a politically correct food establishment, where the Northeast has split off from the rest of the United States. The new Federation is ruled by the electoral descendants of King Mike, a man who made it his mission to form a country based on good, clean living.
 
But you can’t keep good food down. And Wes Montgomery, a journalist at the last print paper in the Federation, is a mild-mannered bacon-and-egg dealer on the side. Until he gets pinched and finds himself thrust into Chief Detective Blunt’s wild-eyed plot to bring down the biggest illegal food supplier in the land. To make matters worse, Wes is partnered with Detective Hillary Halstead, the cop who, while undercover, became his girlfriend. 

Their journey takes them from submarine lairs to sushi speakeasies, from Montauk to Manhattan, where they have to negotiate with media magnate the Gawker before a climactic rendezvous with the secretive man who supplies the Northeast with its high-cholesterol contraband, the most eternal of all breakfast foods: bacon and eggs.

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Praise for The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival:

“Warmed my heart faster than a double shot of Wild Turkey and kept me laughing through the night. This is a rollicking irreverent debut. It’s also a charming love story with a heart as big as Louisiana. I am a huge Ken Wheaton fan.” —Matthew Quick, author of Silver Linings Playbook

“Readers need to hold onto their hats because Wheaton’s roller-coaster ride of a book has hilarious highs that plunge to soul-baring angst, then zoom back up to the top.” —Booklist, starred review

“Authentic Cajun touches (and recipes) spice up Wheaton’s delightful debut yarn about faith and the yearnings of the flesh. Wheaton writes with an infectious energy, and his affection for the characters and culture is authentic.” —Publishers Weekly
author of Silver Linings Playbook - Matthew Quick
Praise for The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival:

"Warmed my heart faster than a double shot of Wild Turkey and kept me laughing through the night. This is a rollicking irreverent debut. It's also a charming love story with a heart as big as Louisiana. I am a huge Ken Wheaton fan."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781497660977
  • Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
  • Publication date: 7/1/2014
  • Pages: 274
  • Sales rank: 996,857
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Wheaton was born in Opelousas, Louisiana, in 1973. Raised Catholic and Cajun, Wheaton aspired to one day be a navy pilot but was sidelined by bad eyesight and poor math skills. He graduated from Opelousas Catholic School in 1991 and went off to Southampton College–Long Island University in Southampton, New York, intending to study marine biology. An excess of drinking and (again) a dearth of math skills led him to become an English major. From there he returned to Louisiana, where he received an MA in creative writing from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana-Lafayette). 

Wheaton is the author of The First Annual Grand Prairie Rabbit Festival and the managing editor of the trade publication Advertising Age. A Louisiana native, he lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Says Dave Barry: “I had several drinks with the author at a party, and based on that experience, I would rank this novel right up there with anything by Marcel Proust.” 

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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted March 8, 2013

    An exceptional book by an author I wish would write more! Smart.

    An exceptional book by an author I wish would write more! Smart. Funny. The real deal.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2014

    Very humorous novel that takes you into the underbelly of a futu

    Very humorous novel that takes you into the underbelly of a futuristic dystopian world reminiscent of Orwell's 1984 where big brother decides what one can and cannot eat. Ken Wheaton is a gifted, clever writer.  A fun read! Can't wait to read his next novel. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2013

    Eggman

    He sat in his large cushy desk chair. "Cubot!! Refreshments! Orbot!! Go check the scanner again!! It must he found now!!" The two ditzy robots ran off on their set errands.

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  • Posted August 19, 2013

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    A humorous satire set in a dystopian 2050, Ken Wheaton's Bacon a

    A humorous satire set in a dystopian 2050, Ken Wheaton's Bacon and Egg Man was certainly entertaining! Soda bans, obesity, the government, the internet, reality shows, art, global warming, bloggers... nothing is safe from a playful jab in this book.

    A danger with this type of premise is that it can quickly take on gimmicky feel. I actually didn't feel that way at any point throughout. The satire was clever; sometimes blatant, sometimes very subtle.

    The only thing I didn't like as much: There were a number of distasteful situations and random foul language that didn't seem to add to the story at all. Whenever this showed up (mostly through the middle of the novel) it just felt excessive and distracting.

    However, this is a fast, quirky read - dystopian brain candy with enough pieces of reality to keep you on guard. There was a little twist at the end I didn't see coming at all. Overall, Bacon and Egg Man was a lot of fun, especially with its healthy dose of wanna-tick-people-off. I'm interested to read more by Ken Wheaton.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I did not receive any other compensation for this review.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    Funny and entertaining

    I enjoyeed this read and its premise

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  • Posted June 15, 2013

    A thought provoking read.

    I wasn't sure about this one but it grabbed me pretty quickly and turned out to be a good book. Set in the future it makes you think about a lot of things but in a good way. I think you would enjoy it if you like seeing into the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Fu>3<ck.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Hi

    BACON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE BACON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted February 28, 2013

    Sign me up!

    Sign me up!

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    Posted June 2, 2013

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