Book by Brite, Poppy Z., Faust, Christa
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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. In part one, set in 1937 Hong Kong, Ji Fung, who's in love with Lin Bai, the Peking Opera School's star pupil, kills the troupe's sadistic Master Lau, who's been raping Lin nightly. The boys flee and enter the decadent demimonde disguised as girls, eventually ending up in Shanghai at the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese War. In part two, set in 1945 Los Angeles, Ji Fung, now named Jimmy Lee, is attracted to female impersonator Victor See, who reminds him of Lin Bai, but Victor is a doubly lost soul as a Japanese-American pretending to be Chinese in Japan-hating wartime L.A. Meanwhile, butch detective novelist Nan Blake pursues a manipulative starlet who believes she's a man. Despite buckets of blood and the possibility of a vengeful ghost, the true horror lies in homophobia and anti-Asian bigotry. In the short final section, set in a relatively tolerant, present-day Hollywood, hunky martial artist Jake Ryan falls for a half-pearl of the orient, Miki, but it takes a ghost and a near-death-experience to get him out of the closet. If boy-boy or girl-girl isn't your cup of tea, then take a pass. But broad-minded genre fans won't find a better brew. FYI:The first part of Triads appeared originally in Douglas E. Winter's 1997 anthology, Revelations.
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In 1937, two boys, lovers, escape the Peking Opera, only to find that life within it, though cruel, was also too sheltered to prepare them for the brutal streets of Hong Kong, on which they are nearly killed on their first night of freedom. Fortunately, a wealthy playboy rescues them, and they briefly enjoy luxury before the Japanese bomb China, dealing the lovers an unendurable blow. Cut to Hollywood in 1945; to Nan, a tough lesbian writer in love with a beautiful, straight starlet; and to a tragic, bloody murder. Why is that stuntman--the Chinese guy, Jimmy-- so intent on helping Nan? Finally, nearer the present, meet gorgeous, outrageously talented Jake Ryan, terrified that the studio will discover he is gay, who keeps seeing the ghost of an old Chinese guy. 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. Paula Luedtke
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Description du livre Burton, Michigan, U.S.A.: Subterranean, 2004. Hardcover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. 1st Edition. SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS on bound in limitation page. hardcover in mylar protected dustjacket. Limited signed edition, signed on presentation page sewn in binding. As new; not remaindered, not bookclub, dj price intact & meets publisher's first edition criteria, no marks, not remaindered, not xlib, etc. . fiction. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire 9157
Description du livre Subterranean Press, Burton, MI, 2004. Hard Cover. État : New. Etat de la jaquette : New. Miran Kim (cover) (illustrateur). First Edition. Condition of book and dust jacket is brand new; not a remaindered, library, or book club edition. First edition/first printing of the signed "deluxe hardcover edition" (published simultaneously with the "Deluxe Limited Edition") . . . so it's signed by the authors, but with no other special features or frills. -- In 1997, Poppy Z. Brite and Christa Faust's novella "Triads" was published in the groundbreaking anthology REVELATIONS. Here, they pick up where the novella left off and follow their characters through further adventure, love, and heartbreak. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. N° de réf. du libraire 000546
Description du livre Subterranean Press, 2004. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P111931081409
Description du livre Subterranean Press. Hardcover. État : New. 1931081409 New Condition. N° de réf. du libraire NEW6.0881268