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Exquisite Corpse: A Novel

Brite, Poppy Z.

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ISBN 10: 0684822547 / ISBN 13: 9780684822549
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 1996
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine in fine, mylar-covered dust jacket with review information and 5x7 b&w photo of the author laid in. Bookseller Inventory # b34296

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Title: Exquisite Corpse: A Novel

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition Review Copy.

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Synopsis:

Escaping from prison and joining forces with a playboy murderer, serial killer Andrew Compton targets a young runaway boy as an ideal victim in his quest to perfect the art of creative killing. 15,000 first printing.

Review:

You've probably heard that this love story about two cannibalistic serial killers (loosely modeled after Dennis Nilsen and Jeffrey Dahmer) is over the top. You've been warned about the lovingly meticulous descriptions of murder and necrophilia. But the novel also features a keen look at the AIDS plague, in a setting almost worth dying for: Brite's doomed aesthetes dance in a sweet, heady New Orleans of milky coffee and beignets, alligators, Billy Holiday tunes, scented candles, pirate radio, swamp French, andouille sausage and one bar for every 175 people. And the structure is the tightest of Brite's books so far.

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