Flesh: It's What's For Dinner.
Ghouls are overrunning Chicago. With an appetite for the dead, it doesn't matter if it's road-kill, bodies from the morgue, or the recently buried.
For graduate student Tucker Smith, life is now scarier than the horror novels he studies. His girlfriend is feeling peckish for raw meat. His roommate dabbles in the Ghoul Culture. And his grunge rocker brother becomes involved in the black market supply of bodies.
Tucker soon discovers that low-budget horror movies, reality TV shows, national food competitions, and cultural sensitivity collide with family secrets.
Louis Arata is a long-term resident of Chicago, where he has worked a variety of jobs, including debriefing gang members, building databases, and reconciling million dollar budgets. For fun, he is involved in theatre. He is the author of Dead Hungry, a novel about Ghouls in modern-day Chicago, and a play, A Careful Wish, about Christmas, possible miracles, and other family dysfunction. He is currently working on a novel entitled Reston Peace.