We've just releaed a pair of Poppy Z. Brite's classic titles in affordable ebook editions.
Poppy Z. Brite is a master of the short form. In her newest gathering, The Devil You Know, you'll find everything from stories with an alternate world Poppy as the coroner of New Orleans (“Oh Death, Where is Thy Spatula?” “Marisol”), to a traditional Halloween story (“Lantern Marsh”), to one published as a hard-to-find chapbook (“Pansu”), to a brand-new novella related to her novel, Liquor. (This is not an excerpt; it stands alone.)
Even if you're a huge Poppy Z. Brite fan, you're certain to have missed many of these.
Poppy and Christa have long talked about expanding their novella into a full-length novel. Now they have. Triads is more than 70,000 words, with sections set in the 1930s, 1940s, and the present.
From Publishers Weekly:
Brite (Lost Souls) and Faust (Control Freak) combine tragedy, history, a touch of the supernatural, a bit of soap opera and, finally, hope in a surprisingly tender, if violent and sexually explicit trio of gracefully written, interwoven tales.
Brite and Faust's trio of bright, edgy, seemingly discrete stories are actually interwoven by red threads of passion and violence and the spirit of one quiet Chinese man.