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Publisher Description

Vampires . . . they ache, they love, they thirst for the forbidden. They are your friends and lovers, and your worst fears.

“A major new voice in horror fiction . . . an electric style and no shortage of nerve.”—Booklist

At a club in Missing Mile, N.C., the children of the night gather, dressed in black, look for acceptance. Among them are Ghost, who sees what others do not; Ann, longing for love; and Jason, whose real name is Nothing, newly awakened to an ancient, deathless truth about his father, and himself.

Others are coming to Missing Mile tonight. Three beautiful, hip vagabonds—Molochai, Twig, and the seductive Zillah, whose eyes are as green as limes—are on their own lost journey, slaking their ancient thirst for blood, looking for supple young flesh.

They find it in Nothing and Ann, leading them on a mad, illicit road trip south to New Orleans. Over miles of dark highway, Ghost pursues, his powers guiding him on a journey to reach his destiny, to save Ann from her new companions, to save Nothing from himself. . . . 

“An important and original work . . . a gritty, highly literate blend of brutality and sentiment, hope and despair.”—Science Fiction Chronicle

Fiction & Literature
September 10
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

C. Jenner ,


I read this book when I was 14. One of the best books I've ever read.

Rodeolove1977 ,

A must Read

Man, I first read this book in college... Hmmm 98-99'. It was very erotic/awesome/ the last thing I expected from a college professor to add to a reading list! Impossible to put down! Great short stories!

MommaBat1134 ,

Twenty-two years after I read the book, I now review it.

Upon my first read of this book, I COULD NOT put it down. That was in 1993 & still to this day it is one of my favorites. It helped me view homosexual people in a different light than I had up until that point been taught to view them by my father. It is a wonderful story & even though it helped teach me what it did, that is honestly not the reason it is a wonderful book.

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