Monday 8th April 2013, the day they told us that Margaret Thatcher had died. The same day that an animal research laboratory is burnt down. There are just four survivors from the fire: Logan Fox, Marek Dogovsky the badger, a starling named Raven and Walinska the weasel. The beasts form an unlikely alliance with Blake Hardie, a lonely 35 year-old vegetarian who is struggling to cope with a recent bereavement and relationship breakdown.
On the same day as Thatcher’s funeral the mysterious Lynton Chilcoat launches Nobler Age Foodbanks, serving up food to the poor that has been genetically modified with the ‘Thatcher gene.’ It’s all part of a plan so grotesque, that nobody in their right mind would think it possible.
When footage of a poetry slam featuring a drunk Logan Fox goes viral, the hunt for the escapees intensifies, culminating in a terrifying midsummer showdown in Glasgow’s George Square.
Set on Scotland’s West Coast, Banquet of the Beasts is a dark tale about the nature of power and the power of nature. A story of badger culls, fake news, the rise of foodbanks and the toxic legacy of Margaret Thatcher. Read it if you dare.