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Under the Poppy

(2010)
(The first book in the Under the Poppy series)
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From a wartime brothel to the intricate high society of 1870s Brussels, Under the Poppy is a breakout novel of childhood friends, a love triangle, puppetmasters, and reluctant spies.

Under the Poppy is a brothel owned by Decca and Rupert. Decca is in love with Rupert but he in turn is in love with her brother, Istvan. When Istvan comes to town, louche puppet troupe in tow, the lines of their age-old desires intersect against a backdrop of approaching war. Hearts are broken when old betrayals and new alliances - not just their own - take shape, as the townsmen seek refuge from the onslaught of history by watching the girls of the Poppy cavort onstage with Istvan's naughty puppets . . .

Under the Poppy is a vivid, sexy, historical novel that zips along like the best guilty pleasure.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Hardback Editions

November 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: Under the Poppy
Author(s): Kathe Koja
ISBN: 1-931520-70-4 / 978-1-931520-70-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Big Mouth House
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Under the Poppy: A Novel
Author(s): Kathe Koja
ISBN: 1-61873-027-4 / 978-1-61873-027-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Small Beer Press
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September 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Under the Poppy
Author(s): Kathe Koja
Publisher: Roadswell Editions
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