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The Judas Kiss

The Judas Kiss
  • The Judas Kiss by David Butler


'Several darkly comic characters share narrative duty in this affecting, tightly controlled story that's never dull...' - Publishers Weekly

The Judas Kiss

by David Butler

When Bluebottle runs away from a religious institution to live on the streets of Dublin, he is taken in by Malcolm, an ageing sensualist with a penchant for younger boys. But lust soon turns into full-blown sexual obsession. There follows the first of a series of increasingly violent encounters which lead relentlessly to disfigurement and bloody murder.

Besides this brutal attack, there are beatings, betrayals, perverse and illicit desires, and even a disfigurement, the Judas Kiss of the title. Dark territory indeed. The Judas Kiss is dark tale, relieved throughout not only by a pervasive black humour, but by the emergence of love in all its various guises. This is ‘cult’ fiction at its finest.



David Butler


C-format, paperback





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Weight .393 g
Dimensions 234 × 156 × 20 mm


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