By Andrew Fox
Jules Duchon was once a true New Orleans vampire. Born and bred within the working-class 9th Ward, bitten and smitten with the large effortless. riding throughout the French area, caught in a row of bumper-to-bumper vehicles that crept alongside Decatur road like a caravan of bone-weary camels, Jules Duchon slightly healthy in the back of the guidance wheel of his very great Cadillac taxicab. regardless of the seat driven all of the approach back.
Damn, he used to be hungry.
Jules stopped his cab, pressed the wobbly rocker change that jerked the electrical home windows reluctantly to existence, and glued his head into the humid evening air. “Hey, child. you interested by a few dinner?”
–from Fat White Vampire Blues
Vampire, nosferatu, creature of the night–whatever you name him–Jules Duchon has lived (so to talk) in New Orleans a long way longer than there were inebriated coeds on Bourbon road. Weighing in at a whopping 400 and fifty kilos, swelled up at the candy, wealthy blood of people that devour the fattiest vitamin on the earth, Jules is grateful he can’t see his mirrored image in a replicate. whilst he becomes a bat, he can’t get his sizeable ol’ butt off the floor.
What’s worse, after greater than a century of being undead, he’s watched his local really visit hell–and now, a brand new vampire is asking to force him out altogether. See, Jules had constantly been an equivalent chance form of vampire. And whereas he could admit that the blood of a black lady is sweeter than the blood of a white guy, Jules by no means drank greater than his justifiable share of both. input Malice X . younger, cocky, and black, Malice warns Jules that his days of feasting on sisters and brothers are over. He tells Jules he’d greater confine himself to white victims–or else face the results. after which, simply to end up he isn’t kidding, Malice burns Jules’s apartment to the floor.
With the aid of Maureen, the morbidly overweight, stripper-vampire who made him, and Doodlebug, an undead cross-dresser who (literally) flies in from the coast– Jules needs to have the option to cope with the hurdles that lifestyles throws at him . . . with no getting a stake during the center. It’s sufficient to offer a guy the blues.