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Miami Noir (Akashic Noir)

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Publisher Comments:


Brand-new stories by: James W. Hall, Barbara Parker, John Dufresne, Paul Levine, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Tom Corcoran, Christine Kling, George Tucker, Kevin Allen, Anthony Dale Gagliano, David Beaty, Vicki Hendricks, John Bond, Preston Allen, Lynne Barrett, and Jeffrey Wehr.


From the introduction by Les Standiford:


The truth is that Miami, though naturally lovely, is a frontier town, perched on the border between the known and the rarely before experienced . . . We are not only on the edge of the continent, we are to this country what New York was in Ellis Island's heyday, what the West Coast was in the middle of the 20th century. This is where the new arrivals debark these days, and it is no mistake that during the last decade of the last century, commentators as diverse as Joan Didion, David Rieff, and T.D. Allman devoted entire volumes to Miami's role as the harbinger for America's future . . . But for now, the novel of crime and punishment is the perfect vehicle to convey the spirit and the timbre of this brawling place to a wider world.

Review:

"Sixteen new, diverse and highly entertaining mystery stories pack Akashic's latest city-by-city tour of modern noir, spotlighting the 'Miami School,' which has sprung to dynamic life in the wake of the legendary Charles Willeford and his signature novel Miami Blues. This anthology prowls through South Beach and across Alligator Alley, hitting every demographic, from long-term Cuban migrs to Haitian boat people and the garden variety psychopathic redneck. In James W. Hall's 'Ride Along,' a college professor with an interest in crime writing goes slumming with a thug called Jumpy — '6'4', skinny as a greyhound, pasty-skinned, all knuckles and Adam's apple' — with unexpected results. Vicki Hendricks does a neat deconstruction of classic noir with 'Boozanne, Lemme Be,' wherein the 4'10' protagonist — 'too short for normal chicks, too tall for a dwarf' — lives undetected under a house until he connects with the titular Boozanne and dives still further into ruin. This volume is as solid as the coral rock lying beneath the Miami streets." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

James Hall, Barbara Parker, John Dufresne, Paul Levine, and others reveal the dark and delicious side of Paradise.

Synopsis:

Brand-new stories by: James W. Hall, Barbara Parker, John Dufresne, Paul Levine, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Tom Corcoran, Christine Kling, George Tucker, Kevin Allen, Anthony Dale Gagliano, David Beaty, Vicki Hendricks, John Bond, Preston Allen, Lynne Barrett, and Jeffrey Wehr.

From the introduction by Les Standiford:

The truth is that Miami, though naturally lovely, is a frontier town, perched on the border between the known and the rarely before experienced . . . We are not only on the edge of the continent, we are to this country what New York was in Ellis Islands heyday, what the West Coast was in the middle of the 20th century. This is where the new arrivals debark these days, and it is no mistake that during the last decade of the last century, commentators as diverse as Joan Didion, David Rieff, and T.D. Allman devoted entire volumes to Miamis role as the harbinger for Americas future . . . But for now, the novel of crime and punishment is the perfect vehicle to convey the spirit and the timbre of this brawling place to a wider world.

About the Author

Les Standiford is the author of ten novels, including the John Deal series, and two works of nonfiction, including Last Train to Paradise. He wrote a chapter of Naked Came the Manatee, and edited The Putt at the End of the World, a collective novel of golf.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933354132
Author:
Standiford, Les
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Miami (fla.)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Noir fiction, American
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Akashic Noir
Publication Date:
20061101
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
355
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.00 in

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Product details 355 pages Akashic Books - English 9781933354132 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Sixteen new, diverse and highly entertaining mystery stories pack Akashic's latest city-by-city tour of modern noir, spotlighting the 'Miami School,' which has sprung to dynamic life in the wake of the legendary Charles Willeford and his signature novel Miami Blues. This anthology prowls through South Beach and across Alligator Alley, hitting every demographic, from long-term Cuban migrs to Haitian boat people and the garden variety psychopathic redneck. In James W. Hall's 'Ride Along,' a college professor with an interest in crime writing goes slumming with a thug called Jumpy — '6'4', skinny as a greyhound, pasty-skinned, all knuckles and Adam's apple' — with unexpected results. Vicki Hendricks does a neat deconstruction of classic noir with 'Boozanne, Lemme Be,' wherein the 4'10' protagonist — 'too short for normal chicks, too tall for a dwarf' — lives undetected under a house until he connects with the titular Boozanne and dives still further into ruin. This volume is as solid as the coral rock lying beneath the Miami streets." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
James Hall, Barbara Parker, John Dufresne, Paul Levine, and others reveal the dark and delicious side of Paradise.
"Synopsis" by ,

Brand-new stories by: James W. Hall, Barbara Parker, John Dufresne, Paul Levine, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Tom Corcoran, Christine Kling, George Tucker, Kevin Allen, Anthony Dale Gagliano, David Beaty, Vicki Hendricks, John Bond, Preston Allen, Lynne Barrett, and Jeffrey Wehr.

From the introduction by Les Standiford:

The truth is that Miami, though naturally lovely, is a frontier town, perched on the border between the known and the rarely before experienced . . . We are not only on the edge of the continent, we are to this country what New York was in Ellis Islands heyday, what the West Coast was in the middle of the 20th century. This is where the new arrivals debark these days, and it is no mistake that during the last decade of the last century, commentators as diverse as Joan Didion, David Rieff, and T.D. Allman devoted entire volumes to Miamis role as the harbinger for Americas future . . . But for now, the novel of crime and punishment is the perfect vehicle to convey the spirit and the timbre of this brawling place to a wider world.

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