By Janet Manley

Janet Manley is a New York-based writer who doesn't feel the least conflicted about where she is from, because that place has jaffles. She co-produces @backfatvariety comedy in Brooklyn and tweets @janetmanley.

  1. This novel is for John, without whom I would still be writing fantastical accounts of beasts, magick, and women allowed to smoke in public. This novel is for Friederich, who had access to a reputable publisher for male writers and, with the pomp of his cravat, saved my precious manuscript from becoming a worthless serial, installing it to proper jacketed status with a mostly self-explanatory title. To dear Roderick: you knew that vampiric fiction would…

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