Phineas Poe, ex-cop and recently released mental patient - picks up a beautiful woman in a hotel bar: red dress, black hair, body like a knife. Pays $200 to spend the night with her and wakes up the next morning in a bathtub full of blood, staples in his side, a note in his hand: If you want to live call 911. Finding her is the start of a crazed road-trip into a drug-blurred underworld. Falling for her is the beginning of a twisted love story where the boundaries between victim and attacker, pleasure and pain, become nightmarishly blurred...
'Baer's writing has an undeniable force; it is sordid and entrancing, hallucinatory and yet given to brutal realism.'
- Publication Date:
- 16 / 05 / 2000
- 129 x 198mm