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 during the French area, caught in a row of bumper-to-bumper autos that crept alongside Decatur road like a caravan of bone-weary camels, Jules Duchon slightly healthy at the back of the guidance wheel of his very mammoth Cadillac taxicab. inspite of the seat driven the entire means back.
Damn, he used to be hungry.
Jules stopped his cab, pressed the wobbly rocker swap 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 ways longer than there were inebriated coeds on Bourbon highway. Weighing in at a whopping 400 and fifty kilos, swelled up at the candy, wealthy blood of people that eat the fattiest vitamin on this planet, Jules is grateful he can’t see his mirrored image in a replicate. while he becomes a bat, he can’t get his colossal ol’ butt off the floor.
What’s worse, after greater than a century of being undead, he’s watched his local actually visit hell–and now, a brand new vampire is asking to force him out altogether. See, Jules had continuously been an equivalent chance form of vampire. And whereas he might 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 larger confine himself to white victims–or else face the results. after which, simply to turn out he isn’t kidding, Malice burns Jules’s condominium 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 give you the chance to cope with the hurdles that lifestyles throws at him . . . with out getting a stake during the center. It’s sufficient to offer a guy the blues.