Breakfast at Cannibal Joe’s

| October 8, 2015

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Breakfast at Cannibal Joe's

You’re not assigned to oversee a CIA front company in Dublin unless you screwed up royally—and Joe Chambers did. If he didn’t know so much about so many people, the CIA would probably terminate him—possibly in both senses of the word. Instead, he’s stuck managing Whetstone Publishing while his stateside boss comes up with ever more daft ways to maximize profits.

But Joe’s frustration is only just beginning. An MI6 agent keeps breaking into his apartment and stealing his booze, presumably revenge for blowing the guy’s cover in Athens; his publishing assistant’s too smart for her own good; and with head office’s cost-cutting measures hitting new highs of lunacy, he might need to start selling drugs or—God forbid!—move back to the States. Oh, and he’s got a tapeworm named Steve happily curled up in his guts.

A raucous mix of double crosses, brothels, and cocktail recipes, Breakfast at Cannibal Joe’s is a dark, twisted, and picaresque tale for fans of Catch-22 and Fight Club.

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Niall Quinn, broadcaster, columnist, Republic of Ireland soccer legend

“I first encountered Jay Spencer Green’s inimitable voice on his blog and became an immediate fan. His was the pitch of screamingly funny we all wanted to reach. He’s read everything and has byways in his mind you just want to linger in and poke around, watching his neurons spark. His particular blend of the philosophical and the absurd is wholly original, and his masterful narrative skill is strong enough to bind the deliciously anarchic and farcical elements of his stories into a rollicking whole. He writes, we delight. He’s the real deal. He also happens to be a thoroughly lovely man.”

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