Swamp Foetus: A Collection of Short Stories
n the brightly decadent nightscape of New Orleans, strange figures stalk the fringes of existence, demanding sacrifice and blood. In backwoods rural Georgia, flesh stirs among the overgrown graveyards. And in the human swamp of Calcutta, the souls of the undead walk among the living ... Poppy Z.... show more
n the brightly decadent nightscape of New Orleans, strange figures stalk the fringes of existence, demanding sacrifice and blood. In backwoods rural Georgia, flesh stirs among the overgrown graveyards. And in the human swamp of Calcutta, the souls of the undead walk among the living ... Poppy Z. Brite is back to haunt us with twelve new tales of bizarre and seductive terror.
From America's fastest rising horror star- author of Drawing Blood and Lost Souls - Swamp Foetus is a trip to the black heart of longing ... to the darkest regions of desire ...
`Brite's vision is disturbingly dark deliciously erotic, sweetly savage uniquely her own ... this young writer cakes us to places few will have the courage to visit and none would tour alone'---- Dan Simmons
Poppy Z. Brite was born in 1967 in New Orleans. She has since lived all over the American South, but in 1993 she returned to her hometown for good. She has worked as a gourmet candymaker, mouse caretaker, artist's model and exotic dancer. Her first two novels, Lost Souls and Drawing Blood, were both nominated for the Lambda Literary Award, while her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. She has been accalimed by fans of horror fiction and the mainstream alike, gaining accolades and awards for her first two novels, including the Bram Stoker Award for Best First novel in 1992. She has also compiled an anthology of erotic horror stories, Love in Vein and a collection of her own short fiction, Swamp Foetus. Poppy Z. Brite lives in the French Quarter of New Orleans..
Among her interests are Asian culture, food and travel, the Church of the Subgenius, the music of Tom Waits and numerous subcultures including Goth and cyber. She also appears in the erotic art film John Five, directed by Jim Herbert, the video director for the band REM.
Publish date: December 1st 1993
Publisher: Borderlands Press
Pages no: 190
Edition language: English
Poppy Z. Brite should re-write all the American classics and then I might be inclined to read one of them.
Gorgeous prose, unforgettable images. These stories are very dark, heartbreaking and visceral.