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The Vampires
The Vampires
Author: John Rechy
ISBN-13: 9780394475851
ISBN-10: 0394475852
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 276
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Publisher: Grove Press
Book Type: Unknown Binding
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On a beautiful private island somewhere in the Caribbean, the rituals of witchcraft and Satanism suddenly take over the lives of a group of people, exposing and shaping their destinies.
Richard, a millionaire who is the epitome of male beauty, is the host to a gathering of carefully selected friends for the purpose of a bizarre confrontationunknown to them.

These odd guests arrive from all corners of the globe by helicopter and speedboat and discover that they are strangely bound together by hate or love or an evil fascination.

Among the guests are Richards two former wives, his present wife, and the witchlike Malissa, who holds sway over a curious entourage that includes the perfectly formed midget Topaze; Rev, a hood whose body is covered with weird tattoos; and the mysterious, veiled Duquesa. Also among the guests are Blue, a male prostitute who might be a murderer, the radiantly beautiful Savannah, and the sadistic superstar of underground films, Bravo. Running through the suave manipulations of Richard and the hysterical directives of Malissa is a fierce struggle for power, in which a young priest and Mark, Richards precociously sinister son, are catalysts. In the guise of a search for truth, the invited guests are by turns victims and victimizers during a ritual ceremony of evil.