Triads Author:Poppy Z. Brite, Christa Faust, Miran Kim (Illustrator) In 1937, two young boys escape their cruel Peking Opera training and hit the streets of Hong Kong. Rescued by a foppish half-breed aesthete, they travel to pre-war Shanghai to run a mysterious errand for a shadowy criminal organization... but then the Japanese bomb China and everything goes terribly wrong. — In 1945, Nan Blake is a hardboiled Hol... more »lywood writer with a secret... she isn't the man her beautiful starlet girlfriend believes her to be. Who is the mysterious Chinese stuntman hiding in the background and why does he want to help her?
In modern-day L.A., Jake Ryan is poised at the brink of a promising action movie career... but what if his studio finds out he's gay, and why does he keep seeing that strange, ghostly Chinese man?
Brite and Faust weave together these disparate threads like strands in an exquisite piece of Chinese silk. By turns exotic and thrilling, violent and tender, Triads is a roman noir of a different color.« less