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A darkly comic noir about a chicken living in a world of anthropomorphic eggs who's wanted for a murder he didn't commit.
Life is tough for an embry. Considered a vestigial organ at best and a parasite at worst, chicken embryos are usually aborted by the egg folk early in life. Once in a while, one survives and slips through, hatching into an embry, an ostracized, lower caste anthropomorphic chicken. They have their own ghettos, and are barely tolerated by polite society. Our hero wakes up one day to find that some upstanding citizens have been scrambled. The king, his horses, and his men are now after our hero for a crime he did not commit and proving his innocence is going to be nearly impossible. Thank goodness he's armed with spurs, or the rotten eggs prowling the alleys of this strange grocery item city would fry him good. Delving deeper and deeper into the mystery, Embry uncovers his own bizarre background and finds he is hunted by a secret society who revere the most famous egg of all time, the very egg he himself emerged from the Great Fall.
From the author of Boiled Americans and Party Wolves in My Skull comes a dystopian crime story that will have you asking: Which comes first, the chicken or egg?
©2017 Michael Allen Rose (P)2017 Kevin Theis
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By P on 09-20-17

What a fun romp!

Holy cow is this a fun book! Mystery, suspense, chicken prostitution and laugh-out-loud funny egg puns. No, literally, I laughed out loud. More than once. By turns raunchy, silly and hard boiled (ha!), this story will keep you guessing to the end.
Superbly narrated by John Dunleavy, this was a thoroughly enjoyable escape.

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By triathlondude on 08-28-17

Very original and suspenseful

Kinda weird but it really works. Embry, a chicken on the run for murder. Wild!

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