Under the Poppy (Hardback)Kathe Koja (author)
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Publisher: Small Beer Press
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 229 x 155 x 38 mm
"The brothel of Kathe Koja's "Under the Poppy" requires no time and space coordinates. It is a fictional universe unto itself--rich and bawdy and violent and sad, with a beating human heart underneath. I love Koja's daring and flair."
--Louis Bayard, author of "The Black Tower"
"Koja can pack a lot Dickensian humor into a sentence . . . [she] takes a page from Victorian lit in her writerliness, and she reveals human nature like someone slipped her the manual."
--"Cleveland Plain Dealer"
"This book made me drunk. Koja's language is at its poetic best, and the epic drama had me digging my nails into my palms. It's like a Tom Waits hurdy-gurdy loser's lament come to life, as sinister as a dark circus."
--Cory Doctorow, BoingBoing
"Unlike anything I've ever read, a world unto itself, spun out of fevered, sensual prose and vivid, compelling characters."
"A gothic, glam-rock take on love and sex and death that reads a little like what would happen if Sarah Waters and Angela Carter played a drunken game of Exquisite Corpse in a brothel . . . will make you want to get out your very finest crushed velvet, drink a couple bottles of wine, and do something a little bit illegal with someone very good-looking. In other words, it's a winner."
"All the elements of a great novel are present in Koja's work: from suspense and intrigue to undying love and toxic jealousies, this highly developed read is brimming with imaginative flair and originality."
"People will probably love this book or hate it-possibly both. But let me just say that it would take an author of extraordinary talent to open with a scene of a woman being sodomized by a ventriloquist's dummy and make me want to keep reading. And Kathe Koja is that talented. Five stars."
--Speak Its Name
"The velvet and brocade, the rips and tears, the music and theater, you see it all as you read about what the denizens of t
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