THE NEW SHORT STORY COLLECTION BY POPPY Z. BRITE
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Brite, a well-known figure in horror fiction, has been focused on New Orleans as of late, and this collection is one result of her exploration of the city beyond its stereotypes. In the title story, the devil's cat plays mind games with the racist leader of the New Orleans Krewe of Onan. Brite's alter ego, New Orleans coroner Dr. Brite, stars in several stories, including "O Death, Where Is Thy Spatula?" which also appears in the thirteenth Mammoth Book of Best New Horror [BKL D 15 02]. In "Marisol," the chef at one of Dr. Brite's favorite restaurants takes revenge on a critic who failed to mention his fine selection of cheeses. "System Freeze" is set in the world of the movie The Matrix and features a young woman who is saved by one of the mysterious agents only to find out how dangerous it is to defy him. Brite describes sumptuous meals at swanky restaurants and icy death with equal aplomb, and her stories are spirited and snappy. Kristine Huntley
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Once both cult-worshipped and mainstream-reviled for her edgy investigations into supernatural and human horror, Brite (Lost Souls) is now more concerned with the more-or-less ordinary side of life and her home turf of New Orleans, as shown in her provocative third story collection. Four out of the 13 tales lie somewhere between the weird and the mundane and feature Brite's alter ego, Dr. Brite, the coroner of Orleans Parish, who loves to eat. The droll but dark "O Death, Where Is Thy Spatula?" involves raising the dead. In "Marisol," Dr. Brite literally tastes the consequences of revenge. Three tales, notably the bleakly nihilistic love story "Nothing of Him That Doth Fade," involve gay but otherwise run-of-the-mill couples who have some connection to the restaurant world. Abandoning past gothic trappings and using a cleaner, simpler style, Brite emerges as a writer of honesty and wit who may yet find favor with a broader literary readership.
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Book Description Subterranean, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Alan M. Clark (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1931081727
Book Description Subterranean Press, Burton, MI, 2003. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Alan M Clark (cover) (illustrator). First Edition. Condition of book and dust jacket is brand new; not a remaindered, library, or book club edition. First edition/first printing of the signed trade edition (published simultaneously with the Limited Edition) -- In her third short story collection, Poppy Z. Brite finds fresh ways of exploring territory both familiar and strange. Here you'll meet the Devil and his giant cat last seen in the pages of Bulgakov, the gourmand coroner of New Orleans, the mad-genius chef who can't stand to have his cheese list criticized, and an assortment of Crescent City characters who also appear in Brite's novels THE VALUE OF X and LIQUOR. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 000615
Book Description Subterranean Press, Burton, Michigan, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. NEW HARDBACK. SIGNED by POPPY Z. BRITE on Signature Sheet [NO Inscription]. 1st/1st. DJ in Clear, ARCHIVAL MYLAR WRAP. NO remainder mark. | SHIPS AIRMAIL INTERNATIONALLY!. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000165
Book Description Subterranean Press 2003-02, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. 1931081727. Bookseller Inventory # 591933
Book Description Subterranean Press, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111931081727
Book Description Subterranean Press, Burton, Michigan, U.S.A., 2003. Full-Leather. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Limited. DELUXE LETTERED / TRAYCASED EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY marked "PC" on the limitation page. Full dark blue leather binding with turquoise gilt lettered spine. Pictorial dustjacket with artwork by Alan M. Clark. Housed in the publisher's felt lined leather traycase stamped in gilt. The author's third story collection. New condition. SIGNED. Bookseller Inventory # 12041
Book Description Subterranean Press, Burton, Michigan, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Alan M. Clark (illustrator). 1st Edition. NEW LEATHER-BOUND, HARDBACK in TRAYCSE. SIGNED by POPPY Z. BRITE [NO Inscription]. LIMITED Ed. #K/26. DJ in Clear, ARCHIVAL MYLAR WRAP. NO remainder mark. | SHIPS AIRMAIL INTERNATIONALLY!. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000862