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Portland Noir (Akashic Noir)


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Andrea Stone-French, January 19, 2012 (view all comments by Andrea Stone-French)
I loved this book! All the stories are fantastic and it's especially cool to know the places and people the authors are writing about.
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I think petty crime and violent mischief would be a better description for Portland.
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Readers who know Portland will enjoy the numerous short stories that mention various city haunts. From Oaks Bottom to the Pearl District to Powell's City of Books, the stories by eighteen different authors go from the seedy underbelly to the trendy locations within the city. Those who don't know Portland may want to visit the city we like to keep weird.
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Product Details

Sampsell, Kevin
Akashic Books
Skloot, Floyd
Drake, Monica
Little, Gigi
Walter, Jess
Selwood, Jonathan
Rich, Jamie S.
Trope, Zoe
Gore, Ariel
Karbo, Karen
Bolton, Chris A.
Hocking, Justin
Jones, Joelle
Mystery & Detective - General
Mystery fiction
Detective and mystery stories, American
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Akashic Noir
Publication Date:
June 2009
Grade Level:
8.4 x 5.3 x 0.9 in 10 oz

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Product details 300 pages Akashic Books - English 9781933354798 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

There are a million stories in the naked city. Portland Noir collects 16 of them. The contributor list is amazing: Karen Karbo, Monica Drake, Floyd Skloot, and more. Editor Kevin Sampsell does a great job of setting the stage for the wealth of narrative that follows.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The home of Chuck Palahniuk, Powell's City of Books — and the place with more strip clubs per capita than any other city in America — gets its due in this splendid entry in Akashic's noir series. Portland natives will appreciate shout-outs to lesser-known landmarks, like the weekly showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Clinton Street Theater in Ariel Gore's 'Water Under the Bridge,' while outsiders may recognize some of the city's more famous draws, like the Shanghai Tunnels in Gigi Little's 'Shanghaied.' Standouts include Floyd Skloot's eerily poignant 'Alzheimer's Noir'; Jonathan Selwood's 'The Wrong House,' about a drug deal that goes horribly awry; and Bill Cameron's 'Coffee, Black,' which features not only his series regular, retired detective Thomas 'Skin' Kadash, but also one of the city's most prized commodities: coffee. The 16 stories in this anthology demonstrate that a little rain is never a deterrent to murder. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Portland Noir peels back that feel-good, progressive veneer the city is so proud of to reveal a downbeat, often tragic underbelly unknown to those who live above it."
"Review" by , "Portland [Oregon] is known to the world, inasmuch as it is known, as a place where bicycles roam free, urban designers plot bioswales, and gourmet beer flows. Thank God it's not really like that. Those who live here — the talented authors in this collection, for example — understand that a death spirit presides over the land. We glimpse it in Floyd Skloot's poignant Alzheimer's gothic and Jess Walters' devilish tale of a newspaperman's revenge, in the narcotized ennui of Dan DeWeese's workaday narrator, and the petty, practical criminality depicted by Jamie S. Rich and Joelle Jones. Taken together, the voices of Portland Noir describe a city — unlike the one seen so often in the New York Times food section — of hard luck and emotional vice. Which is to say, a city you might actually want to live in."
"Synopsis" by , In a city full of police controversies, hippie artist punk houses, and overzealous liberals, Portland, Oregon, is a place where even its fiction blurs with its bizarre realities.

Brand-new stories by: Gigi Little, Justin Hocking, Chris A. Bolton, Jess Walter, Monica Drake, Jamie S. Rich (illustrated by Joelle Jones), Dan DeWeese, Zoe Trope, Luciana Lopez, Karen Karbo, Bill Cameron, Ariel Gore, Floyd Skloot, Megan Kruse, Kimberly Warner-Cohen, and Jonathan Selwood.

"Synopsis" by ,
Explore the dark, rainy underbelly of one of America's most beautiful but enigmatic cities.
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