Logan Lerman is Marcus Messner, the son of a Kosher butcher played by Danny Burstein.
“It was my job not just to pluck the chickens but to eviscerate them. You slit the ass open and little bit and you stick your hand up and you grab the viscera and you pull them out. I hated that part. Nauseating and disgusting, but it had to be done. That’s what I learned from my father and what I loved learning from my him: that you do what you have to do.’’
“At the store, the customers would delight him and my mother by telling them what a pleasure it was to watch the little one to whom they used to bring cookies—back when his father used to let him play with some fat and cut it up like a “big butcher,” albeit using a knife with a dull blade—to watch him mature under their eyes into a well-mannered, well-spoken youngster who put their beef through the grinder to make chopped meat and who scattered and swept up the sawdust on the floor and who dutifully yanked the remaining feathers from the necks of the dead chickens hanging from hooks on the wall when his father called over to him, “Flick two chickens, Markie, will ya, for Mrs. So-and-So?’’ During the seven months before college he did more than give me the meat to grind and a few chickens to flick. He taught me how to take a rack of lamb and cut lamp chops out of it, how to slice each rib, and, when I got down to the bottom, how to take the chopper and chop off the rest of it”
Indignation, page 8
Indignation starring Logan Lerman and Sarah Gadon opens July 29th. Have you read the book? At just 120 pages you still have time.