Kiss Me, Judas by Will Christopher BaerKiss Me, Judas by Will Christopher Baer

Kiss Me, Judas

byWill Christopher Baer

Paperback | March 1, 2000

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“Don’t worry,” a voice whispers. “You really only need one.”
Phineas Poe, disgraced cop turned psychiatric case, turned murder suspect, turned reluctant kidney donor, gives $200 to a beautiful woman in a red dress, a scar at the edge of her mouth and a body like a knife. He then wakes up in a bath of melting ice, blood on his fingers and staples in his sides. Now she haunts his dreams and his days. She’s got his kidney on ice and her teeth in his heart.
Finding her means throwing himself into a drug-blurred underworld. Falling in love with her means fighting to avoid becoming her accomplice as well as her victim.
Fast, corrosive wit, glittering, razor-sharp images, a cast of comic and sinister characters, part love story, part mystery, part hallucination, Kiss Me, Judas is a startling novel of modern noir.
“A surreal nightmare full of the hard-boiled nourish spirit of Raymond Chandler.” – San Francisco Chronicle
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.
Title:Kiss Me, JudasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.71 × 5.04 × 0.73 inPublished:March 1, 2000Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0140289011

ISBN - 13:9780140289015

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Weird, but good! I`m not sure exactly what was happening at many points throughout the novel, but the author has a very compelling writing style and I just couldn`t put the book down - I had to keep going. I found it interesting that throughout the book, despite the sex and hallucinations, that the author had some fairly poignant observations of the human condition. I found that the main character, Phineas, was likeable even though he was also fairly disgusting and pathetic. I didn`t care much for Jude....
Date published: 2017-02-21

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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.