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The Resource The politics of barbecue, by Blake Fontenay

The politics of barbecue, by Blake Fontenay

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The politics of barbecue
Title
The politics of barbecue
Statement of responsibility
by Blake Fontenay
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Barbecue and politics have one thing in common: both can be messy. And nowhere is barbecue more famous or politics more strange than in Memphis, Tennessee. Pete Pigg is the owner of a popular Beale Street restaurant, the Pigg Pen, where customers ogle the "Pigglette" waitresses and toss gnawed-on pork bones into strategically placed buckets. Thanks to a quirk in the city's election laws, Pigg has managed to get himself elected mayor by campaigning in quilt-patched overalls and using schmaltzy slogans like "Nobody knows how to cut pork like Mr. Pigg." But Mayor Pigg is no rube. He's now firmly in control of city hall and up to something sleazy. When he announces plans to build the World Barbecue Hall of Fame in Memphis, it sounds good, but something unsavory lies just below the surface. It's up to an unlikely crew consisting of a cynical public relations man, a famous actress who's smarter than the roles she plays, a feisty female lawyer, an Elvis "tribute artist," and a crossbow-toting hermit to expose the truth."--Jacket
Storyline
Pace
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10143722
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fontenay, Blake
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mayors
  • Arson
  • Political corruption
  • Arson
  • Mayors
  • Political corruption
  • Satire
  • Tennessee
Label
The politics of barbecue, by Blake Fontenay
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
897042
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780895875853
Lccn
2012001565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780895875853
  • (OCoLC)775099393
Label
The politics of barbecue, by Blake Fontenay
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
897042
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780895875853
Lccn
2012001565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780895875853
  • (OCoLC)775099393

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