Andrew Fox’s hilarious, trenchant, and important THE GOOD HUMOR MAN is a Kindle Daily Deal for Friday, February 20.
“The Good Humor Man is an intensely interesting, wild ride through a wickedly accurate depiction of the American psyche…a witty,
incisive satire all on its own. By turns heartbreaking and mesmerizingly
grotesque, The Good Humor Man is well worth the read.”
In this satiric romp inspired by Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451,
set in 2041, government-sanctioned vigilantes—the Good Humor
Men—ruthlessly patrol the streets, immolating all fattening food
products as illegal contraband. A pound of real chocolate is worth more
on the black market than a kilo of cocaine. Evil “nutraceutical” company
MannaSantos controls the food market with genetically modified
products, such as “Leanie Lean” meats. But the craze for svelte
healthfulness has reached a critical turning point, as a mysterious
wasting plague threatens to starve all of humanity.
A lone ex-plastic surgeon and founding Good Humor Man, whose father
performed a secret liposuction surgery on Elvis Presley, holds the key
to humanity’s future. In a mad dash to retrieve his family heirloom—the
mortal remains of the King’s belly fat—Dr. Louis Shmalzberg becomes
entangled with a civil servant of questionable motives, an acquisitive
assassin from a wealthy Caliphate, a power-mad preacher evangelizing
anorexia, a beautiful young woman addicted to liposuction, and a
homicidal clone from a MannaSantos experiment gone terribly wrong.
Can Elvis save the world sixty-four years after his death?
“Fox unveils more all-too-plausible bits of the future and has us laughing to keep from crying.”
“The Good Humor Man is hilarious,
trenchant, important, and the story of Dr. Louis Schmalzberg’s search
for the jar of liposuctioned Elvis fat that may save America is
impossible to put down. Andrew Fox writes like a combination of Kurt
Vonnegut, Dave Barry, and Molly Ivins….”
“A Fahrenheit 451 for the post-millennium, told with Fox’s magnificent evocation of place and twisted humor. Wonderful!”
—Kage Baker, author of The Company of Thieves
“…keeps the pages turning…. I’d suggest playing ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ and grabbing a bag of chips for ambiance.”
For more info on THE GOOD HUMOR MAN, visit the Tachyon page.
Cover by Ann Monn