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From the author of Lost Souls, Drawing Blood, and Wormwood comes a thrilling and chilling novel that bestselling author Peter Straub says serves as a “guidebook to hell.”

To serial slayer Andrew Compton, murder is an art, the most intimate art. After feigning his own death to escape from prison, Compton makes his way to the United States with the sole ambition of bringing his “art” to new heights. Tortured by his own perverse desires, and drawn to possess and destroy young boys, Compton inadvertently joins forces with Jay Byrne, a dissolute playboy who has pushed his “art” to limits even Compton hadn’t previously imagined. Together, Compton and Byrne set their sights on an exquisite young Vietnamese-American runaway, Tran, whom they deem to be the perfect victim.

Swiftly moving from the grimy streets of London’s Piccadilly Circus to the decadence of the New Orleans French Quarter, Poppy Z. Brite dissects the landscape of torture and invites us into the mind of a killer. Exquisite Corpse confirms Brite as a writer who defies categorization. It is a novel for those who dare trespass where the sacred and profane become one.

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In this tale of two killers on the loose in the demimonde of New Orleans' French Quarter, daring young writer Poppy Z. Brite recreates the voices and visions of the soul's darkest corners, and draws readers into a labyrinth of forbidden emotions and irresistible passions.

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jasonbrownpdx, March 18, 2015 (view all comments by jasonbrownpdx)
one of the best books i would never suggest to someone i like. Gritty and rotten, this hyper sexual love story focuses on several layers of taboo. It was beautifully written and yet, calling it a must read places a banner on it that it deserves, but you may regret.
I love this book.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684836270
Author:
Brite, Poppy Z.
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
Brite, Poppy Z.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Serial murders
Subject:
Cannibalism
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Serieal murderers
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
piccadilly circus; mercury fur; phillip ridley; blasted; sarah kane; dark thriller; psychological horror; homosexual serial killers; aids literature; macabre mystery; french quarter; new orleans;
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
100925
Publication Date:
August 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 6.755 oz

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"Synopsis" by , In this tale of two killers on the loose in the demimonde of New Orleans' French Quarter, daring young writer Poppy Z. Brite recreates the voices and visions of the soul's darkest corners, and draws readers into a labyrinth of forbidden emotions and irresistible passions.
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