Lord of the Barnyard: Killing the Fatted Calf and Arming the Aware in the Corn Belt

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Lord of the Barnyard
Author Tristan Egolf
Country United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Published 1998
Publisher Gallimard
Publication date
1998
Published in English
2000
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 420 p. (paperback edition)
ISBN 978-0-8021-3672-5 (paperback edition)

Lord of the Barnyard is a novel by Tristan Egolf.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Somewhere in Kentucky, perhaps Indiana, we learn via third person narration about the life of John Kaltenbrunner.

Essentially we follow the life of John and his unimaginably bad luck, until he meets a group that is even worse off - garbage men whom the town considers the lowest of the low - and so John decides to do something about it and starts up a trash-collection strike with horrific consequences.

Publication[edit]

The novel was first published in a French translation by Gallimard in 1998 before being picked by Grove Press and Picador who published the original English text.