Are You Loathsome Tonight?

November 28, 2020
Are You Loathsome Tonight?

Tales of "fearlessly offbeat" horror from the author ofLost Souls and Exquisite Corpse(Locus).Poppy Z. Brite, an acclaimed horror fan favorite, is known forgoing to the edge and back—and this collection of stories, many setagainst the backdrop of the author's native New Orleans, exploresthe outermost regions of murder, sex, death, and religion.Featuring titles such as "In Vermis Veritas," "Entertaining Mr.Orton," and "Mussolini and the Axeman's Jazz," as well ascollaborations with Christa Faust and David Ferguson, this volumealso offers notes on each story by the author, an introduction by#1 NewYork Times–bestselling author Peter Straub,and an afterword by Caitlín R. Kiernan. Are You LoathsomeTonight? is an edgy, gruesome tour of "the darkness at theheart of things [with] a number of superb stories, powerful instyle and characters" (Locus).