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D.C. Noir 2: The Classics (Akashic Noir)

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Publisher Comments:

Classic reprints from: Edward P. Jones, George Pelecanos, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, James Grady, Julian Mayfield, Marita Golden, Elizabeth Hand, Julian Mazor, Ward Just, Jean Toomer, Roach Brown, Larry Neal, and others.

George Pelecanos is an independent film producer, the recipient of numerous international writing awards, a producer and an Emmy-nominated writer of the HBO series The Wire, and the author of fifteen novels set in and around Washington, DC. He is the editor of the best-selling first volume of D.C. Noir.

Review:

"By broadly interpreting what constitutes noir, Pelecanos has been able to include writers as diverse as Langston Hughes and Ward Just in this high-quality reprint anthology. In his introduction, Pelecanos describes his vision of 'a century-long overview of D.C. fiction that would focus on issues of race, ethnicity, politics, class, and the attendant struggles and changes that occurred in various eras of our history.' Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African-American poet, opens the book on a powerful note with 'A Council of State,' a story of political intrigue first published in 1900 that will still resonate with contemporary readers. The equally powerful final selection, an excerpt from Marita Golden's novel After (2006), presents the agonizing moments just before and after a black police officer fatally shoots a fellow black man, who turns out to have been holding not a gun but a cellphone. Other contributors include Ross Thomas, Jean Toomer and Richard Wright. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

Rather than just traveling the same mean streets as the first "D.C. Noir" — a much-lauded gathering of original tales — this new anthology of 16 works (stories, novel excerpts and one poem) draws on more than a century of published writings. Stretching from Paul Laurence Dunbar's story "A Council of State" (1900) to the first chapter of Marita Golden's novel "After" (2006), the collection strives... Washington Post Book Review (read the entire Washington Post review)

Synopsis:

Featuring classic mystery stories set in and around Washington, D.C., this collection offers works from such writers as Paul Laurence Dunbar, Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, George Pelecanos, and Larry Neal.

Synopsis:

From Ed Jones to Langston Hughes, George Pelecanos explores DC's historic malaise, following up the best-selling first volume of D.C. Noir.

About the Author

George Pelecanos is an independent film producer, the recipient of numerous international writing awards, a producer and an Emmy-nominated writer on the HBO series The Wire, and the author of a fifteen novels set in and around Washington, D.C. He is the editor of the best-selling first volume of D.C. Noir.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933354583
Author:
Pelecanos, George P
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Editor:
Pelecanos, George P.
Author:
Pelecanos, George
Author:
Pelecanos, George P.
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Washington, d. c.
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Akashic Noir
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.3 x 1.1 in 12 oz

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Anthologies » General
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » Anthologies

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Product details 300 pages Akashic Books - English 9781933354583 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "By broadly interpreting what constitutes noir, Pelecanos has been able to include writers as diverse as Langston Hughes and Ward Just in this high-quality reprint anthology. In his introduction, Pelecanos describes his vision of 'a century-long overview of D.C. fiction that would focus on issues of race, ethnicity, politics, class, and the attendant struggles and changes that occurred in various eras of our history.' Paul Laurence Dunbar, an African-American poet, opens the book on a powerful note with 'A Council of State,' a story of political intrigue first published in 1900 that will still resonate with contemporary readers. The equally powerful final selection, an excerpt from Marita Golden's novel After (2006), presents the agonizing moments just before and after a black police officer fatally shoots a fellow black man, who turns out to have been holding not a gun but a cellphone. Other contributors include Ross Thomas, Jean Toomer and Richard Wright. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Featuring classic mystery stories set in and around Washington, D.C., this collection offers works from such writers as Paul Laurence Dunbar, Richard Wright, Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, George Pelecanos, and Larry Neal.
"Synopsis" by ,
From Ed Jones to Langston Hughes, George Pelecanos explores DC's historic malaise, following up the best-selling first volume of D.C. Noir.
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