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Publisher Comments:

"One-of-a-kind Barcelona is as enchanting in real life as in literature, and the latest in the Akashic city noir series, Barcelona Noir, is a terrific entry point to sample its charms or to relive the adventure of traveling there […] this collection of 14 stories that tap into history, politics and culture to cast a cloak of horror and humor on the citys distinctive neighborhoods."

--Miami Herald

"The 14 stories in Akashics Barcelona volume hew closely to the bleak spirit of the noir genre, whether reaching back to the 1920s [...] or chronicling chaotic immigrant-infused present-day Barcelona."

--Publishers Weekly

"Each [contributor] presents his or her own personal picture of the city, and as a whole, the anthology projects a many-hued sense of place. As portrayed here, Barcelona is a city that looks different from every angle."

--Booklist

"With 50 titles in its noir series and counting, Akashic adds another fine anthology to the lineup, this time evoking the cultural, social, and physical precincts of Barcelona from the early 20th century to the present. Fans of Spanish literature and crime fiction will enjoy."

--Library Journal

Includes brand-new stories by: Jordi Sierra i Fabra, Imma Monso, Santiago Roncagliolo, Francisco “Paco” Gonzalez Ledesma, Valerie Miles, David Barba, Isabel Franc, Lolita Bosch, Eric C. Aragon, Antonia Cortijos, Cristina Fallaras, Raul Argemi, Teresa Solana, and Andreu Martin.

For some, Barcelona is a European enchantress of nouveau architecture, fusion tapas, and fine cava. To others, its a Gothic labyrinth of tiny streets to lose oneself in; hashish-clouded after-hours bars to forget the time; dimly lit plazas with global bohemians squatting, prostitutes tempting. But come morning, its cold cobblestones and misty beachfronts have even darker stories to tell.

Review:

"The 14 stories in Akashic's Barcelona volume hew closely to the bleak spirit of the noir genre, whether reaching back to the 1920s, as Andreu Martín does in the chilling 'The Law of Escape,' or chronicling chaotic immigrant-infused present-day Barcelona, as Raúl Argemí does in 'The Slender Charm of Chinese Women.' Standouts include Eric Taylor-Aragón's 'Epiphany,' with its shocking ending; David Barba's ghoulish 'Sweet Croquette'; Teresa Solana's 'The Offering,' with its echoes of Edgar Allan Poe (and one of two stories originally written in Catalan); and Jordi Sierra i Fabra's 'A High-End Neighborhood,' in which a Filipino servant suffers the whims of a wealthy couple and their spoiled children. Francisco González Ledesma's brief 'The Police Inspector Who Loved Books,' about an old man with more books than he can read who's going blind and doesn't want to live if he can't read anymore, provides a bittersweet ending. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

The much-anticipated entry of Spain into the Akashic Noir Series arena.

Synopsis:

Includes brand-new stories by: Jordi Sierra i Fabra, Imma Monso, Santiago Roncagliolo, Francisco “Paco” Gonzalez Ledesma, Valerie Miles, David Barba, Isabel Franc, Lolita Bosch, Eric C. Aragon, Antonia Cortijos, Cristina Fallaras, Raul Argemi, Teresa Solana, and Andreu Martin.

For some, Barcelona is a European enchantress of nouveau architecture, fusion tapas, and fine cava. To others, its a Gothic labyrinth of tiny streets to lose oneself in; hashish-clouded after-hours bars to forget the time; dimly lit plazas with global bohemians squatting, prostitutes tempting. But come morning, its cold cobblestones and misty beachfronts have even darker stories to tell.

Adriana V. Lopez was the founding editor of Criticas magazine. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and she divides her time between New York and Madrid.

Carmen Ospina directs the digital program at Random House Mondadori in Barcelona.

About the Author

Adriana V. López: Adriana V. López is the founding editor of Críticas Magazine and edited the story collection Fifteen Candles. López's journalism has appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post and her essays and fiction have been published in anthologies such as Border-Line Personalities, Colonize This! and Juicy Mangoes. Currently, she is translating Susana Forte's novel Waiting for Robert Capa and divides her time between New York and Madrid.

Carmen Ospina: Carmen Ospina directs the digital program at Random House Mondadori in Barcelona, Spain. Born and raised in Colombia, she lived in New York for eight years where she coedited Críticas magazine and worked as an editor at Umbrage Editions and a freelance journalist for World Press Review and NY1 Noticias. She has lived in Barcelona since 2006 and rides her bike every day.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781936070954
Author:
Lopez, Adriana V
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Author:
Ospina, Carmen
Author:
Obejas, Achy
Author:
Lopez, Adriana V.
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Akashic Noir
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The 14 stories in Akashic's Barcelona volume hew closely to the bleak spirit of the noir genre, whether reaching back to the 1920s, as Andreu Martín does in the chilling 'The Law of Escape,' or chronicling chaotic immigrant-infused present-day Barcelona, as Raúl Argemí does in 'The Slender Charm of Chinese Women.' Standouts include Eric Taylor-Aragón's 'Epiphany,' with its shocking ending; David Barba's ghoulish 'Sweet Croquette'; Teresa Solana's 'The Offering,' with its echoes of Edgar Allan Poe (and one of two stories originally written in Catalan); and Jordi Sierra i Fabra's 'A High-End Neighborhood,' in which a Filipino servant suffers the whims of a wealthy couple and their spoiled children. Francisco González Ledesma's brief 'The Police Inspector Who Loved Books,' about an old man with more books than he can read who's going blind and doesn't want to live if he can't read anymore, provides a bittersweet ending. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
The much-anticipated entry of Spain into the Akashic Noir Series arena.
"Synopsis" by ,

Includes brand-new stories by: Jordi Sierra i Fabra, Imma Monso, Santiago Roncagliolo, Francisco “Paco” Gonzalez Ledesma, Valerie Miles, David Barba, Isabel Franc, Lolita Bosch, Eric C. Aragon, Antonia Cortijos, Cristina Fallaras, Raul Argemi, Teresa Solana, and Andreu Martin.

For some, Barcelona is a European enchantress of nouveau architecture, fusion tapas, and fine cava. To others, its a Gothic labyrinth of tiny streets to lose oneself in; hashish-clouded after-hours bars to forget the time; dimly lit plazas with global bohemians squatting, prostitutes tempting. But come morning, its cold cobblestones and misty beachfronts have even darker stories to tell.

Adriana V. Lopez was the founding editor of Criticas magazine. Her journalism has appeared in The New York Times and The Washington Post, and she divides her time between New York and Madrid.

Carmen Ospina directs the digital program at Random House Mondadori in Barcelona.

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