Under the Poppy
By Kathe Koja
(Small Beer Press, Paperback, 9781618730275, 360pp.)
Publication Date: October 2012
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"Koja can pack a lot Dickensian humor into a sentence."The Plain Dealer
Decca runs a Victorian-era brothel and is in love with the co-owner, Rupert. He in turn is in love with Decca's puppeteer brother, Istvan. When Istvan reappears, their love triangle is enmeshed in an approaching war which forces them to abandon the Poppy. Lush, sexy, and vivid, Under the Poppy is being adapted for the stage, was longlisted for the IMPAC Award, and received the Gaylactic Spectrum Award.
Kathe Koja is working on The Mercury Waltz (the follow-up to Under the Poppy). She lives in Detroit, Michigan.
Kathe Koja’s books include The Cipher, Skin, and Extremities; YA novels include Buddha Boy, Talk, Kissing the Bee, and Headlong. Her work has been honored by the ALA, the ASPCA, the Parents’ Choice Award, and the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel. Her books have been published in seven languages, and optioned for film. She’s a Detroit native and lives in the area with her husband, artist Rick Lieder, and their cats. Under the Poppy is currently being adapted for the stage.