Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse Author Poppy Z. Brite
ISBN-10 0684836270
ISBN-13 9780684836270
Year 1997-08-20
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Touchstone
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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 hadnt 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 Londons 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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