Killing Poppy by William Perk
"Killing Poppy is about a heroin addict attempting to kick his addiction with the aid of an angel sent to help him. The catch: the angel is an amoral for-hire schlub. The result: an extremely funny, deeply strange, and surprisingly violent book with a raw human heart beating at the center of it. It's a chaotic ride, but William confidently controls the chaos."
—Cameron Pierce, author of Ass Goblins of Auschwitz
"Killing Poppy is breezy, funny, and terribly upsetting. Yes, there is something sad-tender-even sweet? underneath this violent, disturbing, potentially triggering (totally got all mine) trust-no-one getting clean adventure. As a debut work, it announces a writer who is going to kill and resurrect what is sacred with cinematic alacrity and street magic."
—Laura Lee Bahr, author of Haunt
"I read Killing Poppy with fingers over my eyes and while clenching my teeth; William Perk has given us disturbing, addictive story-telling at its finest, and I couldn't look away."
—Elle Stanger, writer at stripperwriter.com and podcast host at strangebedfellowspdx.com
"A far-out black comedy about a junkie and the chaos created as he fights to get clean. Weirdly endearing, from start to finish."
—Danger Slater, author of I Will Rot Without You
William Perk is a recovering heroin addict who grew up outside of Portland, OR. After catching scabies at Hooper Detox and being diagnosed Bipolar 1, he began to funnel his insanity into a satirical performance art project called Save Portland From Hell. William taught English in Thailand and currently resides in Portland. This is his first book.