My Year of Meats
ISBN 9780140280463 | 400 pages | 01 Mar 1999 | Penguin | 5.43 x 7.95in | 18 - AND UP
Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Award
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The perfect fiction companion to The Omnivore's Dilemma and In Defense of Food"A smart and compelling novel about a world we don't realize we live in."
Now that Michael Pollan's New York Times bestsellers have opened up a national dialogue about where food really comes from, conscientious readers everywhere will want to devour My Year of Meats. When documentarian Jane Takagi-Little finally lands a job producing a Japanese television show that just happens to be sponsored by the American meat-exporting industry, she begins to uncover some unsavory truths about love, fertility, and a very dangerous hormone called DES. A modern-day take on Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, veteran filmmaker Ruth Ozeki's novel has been hailed as "rare and provocative" (USA Today) and "up-to-the-minute" (Chicago Tribune).
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