The Food Chain by Geoff Nicholson

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Focuses on the unappealing Marcel family - father Frank who wins the Golden Boy fast-food chain, his wife Mary who is having an affair with chef Leo, and his son Virgil. All three get embroiled in the machinations of the Everlasting Club, an organization dedicated to feasting.

About Geoff Nicholson

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Geoff Nicholson is the author of thirteen novels, including "Bleeding London," which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize. His works have been translated into French, German, Italian, Spanish, and Japanese. Film rights to "Bedlam Burning" have been optioned by New Line Cinema.
Published September 17, 1992 by Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In London, a black chauffeur, Butterworth, drives Virgil blindfolded to the club, where his host Kingsley, an upper-class twit, explains the club's tradition of ``indulging in excess.'' Virgil eats and drinks with the same swinish abandon as the other members, all male, but gets into trouble when...

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But reading "The Food Chain" is an unsettling experience, not unlike eating at the Everlasting Club.

Nov 30 1993 | Read Full Review of The Food Chain

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