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Paris Noir (Akashic Noir)

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"The dank and sweaty crime scenes in Paris Noir…testify to the fact that the French invented “noir.” Among the jarring images in this story collection, Didier Daeninckx’s murky view of the after-hours scene in Porte Saint-Denis and Marc Villard’s gritty look at the sex trade in Les Halles are correctives to all those persistent romantic fantasies about the city.”—New York Times

Paris Noir takes you on a ride through the old medieval center of town with its winding streets, its ghosts, and its secrets buried in history. This is more than an homage to the crime genre, to Melville and Godard, it’s also a lush introduction to the very best in French fiction.

Brand-new stories from: Marc Villard, Didier Daeninckx, Jean-Bernard Pouy, Salim Bachi, Christophe Mercier, Jerome Leroy, DOA, Laurent Martin, Herve Prudon, Patrick Pecherot, Dominique Mainard, and Chantal Pelletier.

Aurélien Masson is the director of la Série Noire at Gallimard, one of France’s leading publishing companies.

Review:

"Rarely has the City of Light seemed grittier than in this hard-boiled short story anthology, part of Akashic's noir series that began in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. The 12 freshly penned pulp fictions by some of France's most prominent practitioners play out in a kind of darker, parallel universe to the tourist mecca; visitors cross these pages at their peril, like the hapless hunk taken captive in Chantal Pelletier's kinky 'The Chinese Guy.' As is usual for such volumes, the quality varies considerably among the selections made by Masson, young editor of Gallimard's Srie Noire, but it's worth fast-forwarding through the few duds for direct hits like Christophe Mercier's 'Christmas,' the poignant tale of a pair of doomed lovers on a snowy night in Pigalle, or Dominique Mainard's 'La Vie en Rose,' in which a Piaf-worthy tragedy unfolds amid her old haunts in Belleville. Bull's-eye." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

All original stories from Paris' finest authors, all translated from French.

Synopsis:

Fiction. Short Stories. PARIS NOIR takes you on a ride through the old medieval center of town with its winding streets, its ghosts, and its secrets buried in history. This is more than an homage to the crime genre, to Melville and Godard, it's also a lush introduction to the very best in French fiction. Brand-new stories from: Marc Villard, Didier Daeninckx, Jean-Bernard Pouy, Salim Bachi, Christophe Mercier, Jerome Leroy, DOA, Laurent Martin, Herve Prudon, Patrick Pecherot, Dominique Mainard, and Chantal Pelletier. Editor Aurelien Masson is the director of la Serie Noire at Gallimard, one of France's leading publishing companies.

About the Author

Aur&eacute;lien Masson was born in 1975 and quit academia at the age of 24 to take a trip around the world. That?s when he decided to become an editor. First he became an editorial assistant for la S&eacute;rie Noire at Gallimard, one of France's leading publishing companies.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781933354637
Author:
Masson, Aurlien
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Editor:
Masson, Aura(c)Lien
Editor:
Masson, Aurelien
Author:
Masson, Aurelien
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, French
Subject:
Paris (france)
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Akashic Noir
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.18x5.30x.89 in. .64 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Rarely has the City of Light seemed grittier than in this hard-boiled short story anthology, part of Akashic's noir series that began in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. The 12 freshly penned pulp fictions by some of France's most prominent practitioners play out in a kind of darker, parallel universe to the tourist mecca; visitors cross these pages at their peril, like the hapless hunk taken captive in Chantal Pelletier's kinky 'The Chinese Guy.' As is usual for such volumes, the quality varies considerably among the selections made by Masson, young editor of Gallimard's Srie Noire, but it's worth fast-forwarding through the few duds for direct hits like Christophe Mercier's 'Christmas,' the poignant tale of a pair of doomed lovers on a snowy night in Pigalle, or Dominique Mainard's 'La Vie en Rose,' in which a Piaf-worthy tragedy unfolds amid her old haunts in Belleville. Bull's-eye." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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All original stories from Paris' finest authors, all translated from French.
"Synopsis" by , Fiction. Short Stories. PARIS NOIR takes you on a ride through the old medieval center of town with its winding streets, its ghosts, and its secrets buried in history. This is more than an homage to the crime genre, to Melville and Godard, it's also a lush introduction to the very best in French fiction. Brand-new stories from: Marc Villard, Didier Daeninckx, Jean-Bernard Pouy, Salim Bachi, Christophe Mercier, Jerome Leroy, DOA, Laurent Martin, Herve Prudon, Patrick Pecherot, Dominique Mainard, and Chantal Pelletier. Editor Aurelien Masson is the director of la Serie Noire at Gallimard, one of France's leading publishing companies.
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