Phineas Poe

Phineas Poe

Kiss Me, Judas, Penny Dreadful, Hell's Half Acre : 3 Novels

Book - 2005
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Baker & Taylor
A disgraced former police officer and morphine addict, Phineas Poe follows a mysterious, beautiful, and deadly woman named Jude through a drugged-out underworld of stolen kidneys, violent fantasy games, and snuff films, in an omnibus edition containing the three Phineas Poe novels--Kiss Me, Judas, Penny Dreadful, and Hell's Half Acre. Original.

Blackwell North Amer
Disgraced cop turned junkie, turned fool for love, turned apocalyptic antihero, Phineas Poe emerges from a psych ward five days before Christmas and tumbles for the beautiful predatory Jude, army sniper turned streetwise assassin, sex artist and organ thief, who cuts him open and leaves him to fate. Reborn in a bath of ice, Phineas tracks Jude from the snowy back alleys of Denver across the scorched Texas desert to the millennial wasteland of San Francisco, descending into a nightmare realm where every act of perversion has a high price tag and willing disciples, a world of sadomasochistic blood theater, murderous fantasy role playing games, and existential snuff films. Distorting the lines between victim and accomplice, torturer and protector, they myth of Orpheus is deconstructed along a razor's edge as Phineas and Jude chase each other through a hell of their own making.
Phineas Poe is equal parts love letter, fever dream, black noir, revenge fantasy, suicide pact, Greek tragedy, urban myth, and nihilistic comedy.

Publisher: San Francisco, CA :, MacAdam/Cage,, 2005
ISBN: 9781596921511
Characteristics: 856 pages


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