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Cape Cod Noir (Akashic Noir)

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Includes brand-new stories by Paul Tremblay, Seth Greenland, Ben Greenman, Fred G. Leebron, David L. Ulin, Dana Cameron, Kaylie Jones, and others.

Los Angeles Times book critic David L. Ulin has been vacationing in Cape Cod every summer since he was a boy. He knows the terrain inside and out; enough to identify the squalid underbelly of this allegedly idyllic location. His editing prowess is a perfect match for this fine volume.

David L. Ulin is book critic of the Los Angeles Times. From 2005 to 2010, he was the paper's book editor. He is the author of The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction, and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith, and is the editor of Another City: Writing from Los Angeles and Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a 2002 California Book Award. He has written for the Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New York Times Book Review, and National Public Radios All Things Considered.

Review:

"Youthful alienation and despair dominate the 13 stories in Akashic's noir volume devoted to Cape Cod. Setting the bleak tone is William Hastings's graphic 'Ten-Year Plan,' in which an embittered ex-con finds work at DePuzzo's restaurant amid coke sales and rival immigrant groups eager to get back home. In Elyssa East's compelling 'Second Chance,' a teenage inmate at a reform school is haunted by a fatal car accident. Marred only by an improbable ending, Seth Greenland's 'Bad Night in Hyannisport' convincingly portrays a college student's binge-drinking, arrest, and hangover. Paul Tremblay's 'Nineteen Snapshots of Dennisport,' the most imaginative selection, reveals a tragedy through descriptions of a boy's photo album from a family vacation. Dana Cameron's 'Ardent' vividly shows the constraints of being a woman in Puritan times. While unlikely to be featured at the Cape Chamber of Commerce, this volume will satisfy those with a hankering for a taste of the dark side. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

Malice and mayhem simmer beneath the surface of one of America's favorite vacation areas.

About the Author

David L. Ulin is book critic of the Los Angeles Times. From 2005 to 2010, he was the paper's book editor. He is the author of The Myth of Solid Ground: Earthquakes, Prediction, and the Fault Line Between Reason and Faith, and the editor of Another City: Writing from Los Angeles and Writing Los Angeles: A Literary Anthology, which won a 2002 California Book Award. He has written for The Atlantic Monthly, The Nation, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Columbia Journalism Review, and National Public Radios All Things Considered. He teaches in the low residency MFA in Creative Writing Program at the University of California, Riversides Palm Desert Graduate Center, and was a visiting professor in the Literary Journalism program at the University of California, Irvine in the spring of 2010. His new book, The Lost Art of Reading, is due out in November.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781936070978
Author:
Ulin, David L.
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Akashic Noir
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.25 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Youthful alienation and despair dominate the 13 stories in Akashic's noir volume devoted to Cape Cod. Setting the bleak tone is William Hastings's graphic 'Ten-Year Plan,' in which an embittered ex-con finds work at DePuzzo's restaurant amid coke sales and rival immigrant groups eager to get back home. In Elyssa East's compelling 'Second Chance,' a teenage inmate at a reform school is haunted by a fatal car accident. Marred only by an improbable ending, Seth Greenland's 'Bad Night in Hyannisport' convincingly portrays a college student's binge-drinking, arrest, and hangover. Paul Tremblay's 'Nineteen Snapshots of Dennisport,' the most imaginative selection, reveals a tragedy through descriptions of a boy's photo album from a family vacation. Dana Cameron's 'Ardent' vividly shows the constraints of being a woman in Puritan times. While unlikely to be featured at the Cape Chamber of Commerce, this volume will satisfy those with a hankering for a taste of the dark side. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
Malice and mayhem simmer beneath the surface of one of America's favorite vacation areas.
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