Abraham "Bram" Stoker (November 8, 1847 – April 20, 1912) was an Irish novelist and short story writer, best known today for his 1897 Gothic novel Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and business manager of the Lyceum Theatre in London, which Irving owned.

Poppy Z. Brite: Lost Souls

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Zillah, Molochai and Twig visit New Orleans. There the vampire Zillah impregnates an adolescent girl. Fifteen years later the young boy, Nothing, who lives with adoptive parents, discovers the truth of his heritage. Infatuated by the music of a band, Lost Souls, Nothing is determined to find them. He runs away from home and meets up with Zillah, Molochai and Twig. Together they seek out Nothing's favorite band, Lost Souls. Both vampiric and human come together, first in Missing Mile, then in New Orleans.

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