The Ketchup Factory: a love story (Paperback)
"...prose is fantastic - deft, sharp, detailed, high-resolution." - Paul Harding winner of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize
As if Phillip K. Dick joined Haruki Murakami and Angela Carter to create a wildly warped love story. "The Ketchup Factory", like other classics (Catch-22, Cat's Cradle, The Bloody Chamber, and Fahrenheit 451) explores the likelihood that it's not easy to live a sane life in a country that's gone horribly wrong.
Benji works for one of the most sought after companies on earth. Not only is there a great sense of camaraderie and devotion among factory employees, the workers themselves have the satisfaction of producing and distributing nutrition. An affordable nutrition that aids physical health and has the added benefit of bringing peace and happiness to the country's grateful citizens.
However, the main ingredient has sadistic demands: "dignified" blood sacrifices are not only accepted but encouraged by society's leaders.
Through a series of strange and unfortunate happenstances, Benji navigates through a world convinced it is right and good and just. But, in time, questions mount, confusion erupts, leaving Benji to roam in a dark forest with a head full of talking bugs and a heart longing for a woman from his past.