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The Letters of Mina Harker
Dodie Bellamy
New foreword by Dennis Cooper

Library of American Fiction
Terrace Books

"The Letters of Mina Harker unfurls like a red velvet carpet wilkomming you to a house of horrors. And the more you succumb, the more that red carpet begins to resemble a thick wet tongue, slicking you up for the ride down the hot narrow throat of postmodern narrative."—Traci Vogel, San Francisco Bay Guardian

In Dodie Bellamy's imagined "sequel" to Bram Stoker's fin-de-siècle masterpiece Dracula, the plain Jane secretarial adjunct, Mina Harker, is recast as a sexual, independent woman living in San Francisco in the 1980s. The vampire Mina Harker, who possesses the body of author Dodie Bellamy, confesses the most intimate details of her relationships with four vastly different men through past letters. Sensuous and captivating, The Letters of Mina Harker describe one woman's struggles with finding the right words to explain her desires and fears without confining herself to one identity.

"One of the most important novels of our time."—Dennis Cooper, from the foreword

Dodie Bellamy is the author of many books, including her latest, Pink Steam. She currently lives in San Francisco.

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The Letters of Mina Harker

October 2004
226 pp. 6 x 9

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ISBN 978-0-299-20674-1
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