The Blood Poetry
Publisher: Raw Dog Screaming Press
Is Epstein a despicable man?
He's certainly trying desperately at something. When his wife disappears he's frantic to talk to his daughter. But what can he tell her? There must be a reason and he's all but sure about the gruesome answer. Can he protect Sylvia from the truth, from her terrible lineage and, ultimately, from himself?
Off-beat and sordid, The Blood Poetry is a twisted, yet honest look at our desire to connect with others and the ways in which we are often stymied by our own efforts to get closer. Epstein is a curious mix of monster and romantic struggling to maintain a shred of dignity in his dingy, beat down world.
"From some forgotten box under Patrick Bateman's bed comes this rat rod of a novel: ragged, supercharged and wildly inappropriate...The main pervert's agony would be harrowing if it didn't also happen to be very funny."—Grace Krilanovich, author of The Orange Eats Creeps
"Pitts-Gonzalez tears apart what we know of structure and character, narrative and theme ... has brought to us his vision and his is uncompromisingly surreal and vicious in its value of entertainment."—Shock Horror
"The Blood Poetry is a brilliant, brutal assault of a novel — raw, twisted, and compulsively readable."—Shelf Unbound
"Horror writing that is as it should be: penetrating deep into the psyche, so much so that it changes how you look at the world. We think it will go down as a classic."—Farley's Bookshop