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Brite, Poppy Z.

Works: 87 works in 317 publications in 8 languages and 5,550 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Horror fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Short stories  Biographies  Horror tales  Fantasy fiction  Erotic fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Other
Classifications: PS3552.R4967, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Poppy Z Brite
Most widely held works by Poppy Z Brite
Lost souls by Poppy Z Brite( Book )

40 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the children of the night, dressed all in black, is not surprised to learn that his name is Nothing; nor is he surprised to discover that he is a vampire, and the son of a vampire
Drawing blood by Poppy Z Brite( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert McGee is a cartoonist of an underground comic book. Shortly after moving to Missing Mile, N.C., settling into a decrepit farmhouse, he kills his wife, his younger son, and then himself. Only his five-year-old son, Trevor, is left alive. Twenty years later, Trevor returns and fears what happened to his father will happen to him
Exquisite corpse by Poppy Z Brite( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 hadn't 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 London's Piccadilly Circus to the decadence of the New Orleans French Quarter, and punctuated by rants from radio talk show host Lush Rimbaud, a.k.a. Luke Ransom, Tran's ex-lover, who is dying of AIDS and who intends to wreak ultimate havoc before leaving this world, Exquisite Corpse unfolds into a labyrinth of murder and love. Ultimately all four characters converge on a singular bloody night after which their lives will be irrevocably changed ? or terminated. 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
Courtney Love : the real story by Poppy Z Brite( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Dutch and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse rockzangeres (1964- ), weduwe van Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)
Soul kitchen : a novel by Poppy Z Brite( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and French and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a pill-pushing doctor and a Carnival scion talk Rickey into consulting at the restaurant they're opening in one of the city's "floating casinos," Rickey recommends Milford for the head chef position and stays on to supervise. But soon Rickey finds himself medicating a kitchen injury with the doctor's wares, and G-man grows tired of holding down the fort at Liquor alone. As the new restaurant moves toward its opening, Rickey learns that Milford's past is inextricably linked with one of the project's backers, a man whose intentions begin to seem more and more sinister."--Jacket
Liquor : a novel by Poppy Z Brite( Book )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate to make a quick buck, down-and-out cooks Rickey and G-Man come up with the idea to create a theme restaurant in which every dish is loaded with an alcoholic punch
Prime : a novel by Poppy Z Brite( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two years after the opening of Liquor, New Orleans chefs Rickey and G-man are immersed in their restaurant, until a bad review hints that their "silent" backer has ulterior motives, and they realize it may be time to end their dependence on him. When Rickey is offered a plum consulting job at a Dallas restaurant, it seems the perfect way to beef up their bank account. But taking the gig will mean a reunion with an older chef with whom Rickey shared an unsettling encounter back in culinary school, as well as dealing with Texas businessman/restaurateur Frank Firestone. Rickey finally accepts the offer and revamps Firestone's menu, to rave reviews. Home in New Orleans, Rickey receives disturbing information that forces his return to Dallas. Then G-man learns that there's more to the story--and that Rickey is in Texas-size danger.--From publisher description
Are you loathsome tonight? : a collection of short stories by Poppy Z Brite( )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of 12 of Brite's peculiarly creepy short works, including "Self-Made Man."
Antediluvian tales by Poppy Z Brite( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Atediuvian tales contains five stories of the Stubbs family, the New Orleans clan who adventures Brite has chronicled in her popular Liquor novels and other works. Two more stories revisit the author's fictitious alter ego Dr. Brite, the coroner of New Orleans. Completing the book is "The last good of my life," a nonfiction look at the changes the past two years have wroght on Brite, filtered through a reminiscence about a day she spent knocking around Cairns, Australia"--Inside cover
Plastic Jesus by Poppy Z Brite( )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and French and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seth and Peyton were best friends, bandmates, and rivals. The success that lifted their four-man band from Leyborough, England changed the world and very nearly shattered their minds along the way. At first it was one big part. Then it all went terribly wrong and then, somehow, incredibly right."--Jacket
The Lazarus heart by Poppy Z Brite( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At our human limits, when we've gone as far as flesh and imagination can take us, we meet the Eternal One. The Crow. Immemorially old, and inconsolable, he is there only for those who seek both revenge and love, and are willing to go all the way--and beyond. Five, four, three, two--Jared Poe counts the days on Louisiana's Death Row. The controversial S & M photographer has been condemned to die for killing his lover. He doesn't know who did it. ONly that he didn't. Can he clear his name and find the real killer in time? No. For this is no ordinary thriller. We are in the dark realm of the Crow, and Jaret must feel the cold shudder of Death; must hear the beating of black wings; must prowl the shadowy goth netherworld of New Orleans, to prove he was no killer when he died. And find out what kind of killer he has become"--Page 4 of cover
D*U*C*K : a tale of men, birds, and one's purpose in life by Poppy Z Brite( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What if hurricane Katrina never reached New Orleans? With this touch of alternative history as a backdrop, Brite's series featuring master chefs Rickey and G-Man takes a more ruminative turn. This time the gay duo is struggling to prepare a banquet of wild duck for the Louisiana branch of Ducks Unlimited. The real core of the book, though, is surprisingly philosophical, as Brite reflects perceptively on how we become who we are
Love in vein : twenty original tales of vampiric erotica by Poppy Z Brite( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty stories of vampiric erotica, or more precisely depravity with sex prominently featured. People are skinned alive and a pair of women make love to a man until he dies. By the author of Drawing Blood
Wormwood : a collection of short stories by Poppy Z Brite( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of erotic horror stories follows the adventures of solace-seeking lonelyhearts on a North Carolina highway, behind a dusty Georgia carny show, in a Baton Rouge mausoleum, and an alley in Calcutta
The devil you know by Poppy Z Brite( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and French and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Réunit 14 nouvelles où se croisent le diable et un chat géant, un coroner gastronome de la Nouvelle-Orléans et un chef génial qui ne supporte pas les critiques faites sur sa carte des fromages
Love in vein II : 18 more tales of vampiric erotica by Poppy Z Brite( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mussolini and the Axeman''s Jazz & Are You Loathsome Tonight? by Poppy Z Brite( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction; Mussolini and the Axeman''s Jazz; Are You Loathsome Tonight?
The best of Caitlín R. Kiernan by Caitlín R Kiernan( Book )

in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This retrospective volume, the first of two, contains works published between 1993 and 2004 that show Kiernan's rapid ascent from a journeyman writer bringing a fresh perspective to classic horror themes ("Emptiness Spoke Eloquent," a Dracula "sequel," and the title tale, an exercise in punk nihilism with zombies) to one of the most innovative and imaginative stylists in contemporary dark fantasy. Particularly noteworthy are two award-winning stories: "La Peau Verte," an otherworldly absinthe fantasy, and the horror tour de force "Onion," about a couple haunted by encounters with the supernatural that represent both the most horrifying and the most transcendent moments of their depressingly common lives.--
Second line : two short novels of love and cooking in New Orleans by Poppy Z Brite( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When 'D*U*C*K' picks up, Rickey and G-man are owners and co-chefs of Liquor, of New Orleans' most popular restaurants. Not content with fighting off vengeful former employees or conquering the competition, Rickey pushes G-Man to cater the Ducks Unlimited banquet, where every course must include the ducks the hunters have bagged. Rickey's crew is ready but he's not sure he can do it all and deal with the guest of honor: childhood hero, former New Orleans Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert"--Page 4 of cover
Triads by Poppy Z Brite( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Liquor : a novel
Drawing bloodExquisite corpseCourtney Love : the real storySoul kitchen : a novelLiquor : a novelPrime : a novelAre you loathsome tonight? : a collection of short storiesAntediluvian tales
Alternative Names
Brite Melissa Ann

Brite, Melissa Ann 1967-

Brite, Poppy Z.

Martin Bille

Poppy Z. Brite Amerikaans schrijfster

Poppy Z. Brite écrivaine américaine

Poppy Z. Brite US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin

Поппи Зэд Брайт

ブライト, ポピー・Z


English (156)

French (19)

Spanish (14)

Italian (5)

Dutch (5)

Japanese (2)

Polish (2)

Russian (2)