Night Flowers tells the story of Lian Hua, a hundred-year-old jianshi, the vampire figure of Chinese folklore. It is a story of survival and self discovery that spans almost a century from the decadent mansions of Macau and Hong Kong in the 1920's and 50's to a small New England town in 1987 where the teenage Liz Young must conqueror her own demons before laying to rest the ruthless bloodsucker that wishes to destroy her.
James Duvalier's Night Flowers: A Vampire Novel
Inevitably in late September, when the cool autumn winds chase away the stale humid air of a New England summer, Liz thinks of the brief interlude in the otherwise normal progression of her life when she worked as a waitress at the Double Dragon in Exeter, Rhode Island. It was an oddly placed but otherwise typical Chinese-American restaurant tucked away in a rural corner of the state along the border with Connecticut. Liz spent only three weeks slinging
unidentifiable deep fried chicken parts smothered in sweet and sour sauce that would not appear in respectable dining establishments anywhere in China, yet the bizarre circumstances of her time there marked her life to such a degree and even now she questions if she remembers the events as they really happened. Sometimes when she wakes up on a crisp autumn day, she cancels her classes at Brown University where she is a
tenured professor of Chinese Studies and Cantonese Language, gets in her car and drives west on Route 102 until she pulls into the gravel covered parking lot of the Double Dragon and faces her past. Today is one of those days.
Night Flowers tells the story of Lian Hua, a hundred-year-old jianshi. A story of survival and self discovery spanning almost a century, from the decadent mansions of Macau and Hong Kong in the 1920's & 50's to a small New England town in 1987 where the teenage Liz Young must conqueror her own demons before laying to rest the ruthless bloodsucker that wishes to destroy her.
James Duvalier Night Flowers: A Vampire Novel
James Duvalier is a master psychic and medium as well as a priest of New Orleans Voodoo. A practioner of New Orleans style Voodoo and Spiritism, he is dedicated to dispelling the myth that only ignorant, backward people believe in the supernatural. He holds a masters degree from Babes Boyai University, speaks 7 languages and has written many short stories ,as well as, a novel. Passionate about his work, he enjoys helping others.