Tess welds metal. Bibi molds flesh. Together, they make art that moves, dances, burns, and bleeds, and the Surgeons of the Demolition become the hottest ticket in town. But Bibi wants more, always more, ...
Tess welds metal. Bibi molds flesh. Together, they make art that moves, dances, burns, and bleeds, and the Surgeons of the Demolition become the hottest ticket in town. But Bibi wants more, always more, no matter who gets hurt. And Tess needs to burn, no matter what.
Thirty years ago, SKIN changed the landscape of dark fiction forever. And now the girls are back in town.
"A dark and frightening work by a major talent whose prose reads like a
collaboration between Clive Barker and William S. Burroughs. Highly
recommended." - Library Journal
"[H]umorless novel about art punks in an unnamed present-day city...the
novel, like the art of the characters it portrays, is a sustained exercise
in style over substance." - Publishers Weekly
"The language Koja employs is fresh and astonishing, harsh yet beautiful." -
Washington Post Book World
"The biggest flaw in this novel is the writing. Koja often abandons grammar,
sentence structure, and, as a result, clarity. Many of her incomplete
sentences are simply unintelligible." - The Tech
"Unexpectedly poignant ... Sentences as sharp and to the point as a scrotal
stud." - SPIN
"[W]ill leave many fighting off its overload." - Kirkus Reviews
"Not an easy read, but perversely beautiful." - Vector
Kathe Koja’s (underthepoppy.com) books include The Cipher, Kink, and Under the Poppy, which has been produced onstage and as a live immersive event. Her young adult novels include Buddha Boy, Talk, Kissing the Bee, and straydog. Her work has been published in eight languages, and honored by the ALA, the ASPCA, and with the Bram Stoker Award. She’s a Detroit native and lives in the area with her husband, artist Rick Lieder, and their cats.