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.