The Smeltdog Man

The Smeltdog Man

"I brushed the crumbs off of the fish and back onto the counter, threw the smelts in the frying pan while I got the eggs out of the fridge and cracked one."
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"I brushed the crumbs off of the fish and back onto the counter, threw the smelts in the frying pan while I got the eggs out of the fridge and cracked one."

The Smeltdog Man is the story of how a Cape Bretoner marshalled his accidental invention, a marijuana-induced, munchie-inspired Smeltdog, into the most successful fast food franchise in Canada. As president of his newly formed Good Karma Corporation, he tells the tale of how his business empire grows beyond his control, turning him into a billionaire.

While the business booms and the narrator's wisdom is being constantly tapped for new ideas and strategies, he consults his Granddaddy Blue, whose pragmatic mixture of horse-trader economics and 1960s hippie ideals provide his grandson with the guiding principles and necessary scams he needs to survive in the corporate world.

From the simplicity of its origins to the ecological disaster of its success, The Smeltdog Man details the influences of country music on our narrator's understanding of himself, the longing of unrequited love and the accumulation of wealth possessing more zeros than our hero can count.

Frank Macdonald (CA)
Frank Macdonald, of Inverness, Cape Breton, is the award-winning author of A Forest for Calum and A Possible Madness, both long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. A long-time columnist, Macdonald is also an accomplished writer of short stories, drama, poetry and songs.
Page length 286
Publication date (yyyymmmdd) 20181017
Publisher Pottersfield Press
ISBN: 9781988286549

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