Our copy of Poppy Z. Brite’s 1993 novel, Drawing Blood is #139 of a first/signed limited edition of 274 special printings by James Cahill Publishing. Brite, who was born female in 1967 and named Billy Martin, is a trans man who rose to prominence in the 1990s as part of a new generation of southern Gothic fiction writers in the tradition of Flannery O’Connor. Known for his openly gay and bisexual characters, Brite’s fictive world is generally set at a crossroad of gothic horror and dark comedy genres, and he clearly looked to lyric masters such as William Faulkner, Carson McCullers, and Truman Capote for stylistic inspiration. Brite formally retired from writing fiction in 2010 but remains a favorite among collectors of contemporary gay literature. Condition: Slight scuffing to sleeve. Book as unread. Dimensions: 5.75" x 8.75" x 1.5".