Kiss Me, Judas

Paperback | March 1, 2000

byWill Christopher Baer

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Will Christopher Baer's hypnotic debut novel merges the best of the noir tradition with a scalpel-sharp modern sensibility. When ex-cop Phineas Poe is released from a six-month stay in a Denver psychiatric hospital, he meets a savage and unsentimental woman named Jude. After a drunken night with her, Phineas awakens in a bathtub packed with ice, holding a soggy note that reads "if you want to live, call 911." Jude has taken one of his kidneys. This phantasmagoric tale follows Poe as he pursues, and falls for, the mysterious Jude and is plunged into an edgy, drug-blurred underworld inhabited by a gleeful cast of sinister characters. Fast, furious, and glittering with a razor-sharp wit, this is a startling novel of modern noir.

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This exceptional novel brings the gritty shadows of the noir literary tradition in line with the modern sensibilities of our times. Will Christopher Baer`s Kiss Me, Judas is the story of an ex-cop named Phineas Poe who has just left a psychiatric hospital after a six-month stay. He meets a woman named Jude and the two spend a drunken n...

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Will Christopher Baer's hypnotic debut novel merges the best of the noir tradition with a scalpel-sharp modern sensibility. When ex-cop Phineas Poe is released from a six-month stay in a Denver psychiatric hospital, he meets a savage and unsentimental woman named Jude. After a drunken night with her, Phineas awakens in a bathtub packed...

Will Christopher Baer was born in 1966 in Mississippi and grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. He has won fiction prizes from Story Magazine and has published work in Bomb and Nerve. He lives in California.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.72 × 5.12 × 0.76 inPublished:March 1, 2000Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140289011

ISBN - 13:9780140289015

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This exceptional novel brings the gritty shadows of the noir literary tradition in line with the modern sensibilities of our times. Will Christopher Baer`s Kiss Me, Judas is the story of an ex-cop named Phineas Poe who has just left a psychiatric hospital after a six-month stay. He meets a woman named Jude and the two spend a drunken night together. The next morning, he awakens in a tub filled with ice and finds a note that instructs him to call 911 to save his life. What does this ominous message mean? It doesn`t take long before Phineas realizes that the dame has stolen his kidney! This electrifying novel follows the protagonist as he searches for and falls in love with a femme fatale.