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Publisher Comments:

The city of Chicago has spent much time and money over the last decade marketing itself as a tourist-friendly place for the whole family. It's got a shiny new Millennium Park, a spaceship in the middle of Soldier Field, and thousands of identical faux-brick condo buildings that seem to spring from the ground overnight. Chicago's rough-and-tumble tough-guy reputation has been replaced by a postcard with a lake view.

But that city's not gone. The hard-bitten streets once represented by James Farrell and Nelson Algren may have shifted locales, and they may be populated by different ethnicities, but Chicago is still a place where people struggle to survive and where, for many, crime is the only means for their survival. The stories in Chicago Noir reclaim that territory.

Chicago Noir is populated by hired killers and jazzmen, drunks and dreamers, corrupt cops and ticket scalpers and junkies. It's the Chicago that the Department of Tourism doesn't want you to see, a place where hard cases face their sad fates, and pay for their sins in blood. These are stories about blocks that visitors are afraid to walk. They tell of a Chicago beyond Oprah, Michael Jordan, and deep-dish pizza. This isn't someone's dream of Chicago. It's not even a nightmare. It's just the real city, unfiltered.

Review:

"Guerriero turns out a beefy story...and Pollack, who edited the collection, delivers a slick piece...with the best title and first line in the book." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Unlike most other collections of crime stories published these days, Pollack's roster of authors isn't weighted down with marquee names, and the contributions don't read as if they were phoned in from a vacation home on Cape Cod." Chicago Sun-Times

Synopsis:

Brand new stories by: Neal Pollack, Achy Obejas, Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, Adam Langer, Joe Meno, Achy Obejas, Peter Orner, Kevin Guilfoile, Bayo Ojikuto, Jeff Allen, and others.

The city of Chicago has spent much time and money over the last decade marketing itself as a tourist-friendly destination for the whole family. The hard-bitten streets once represented by James Farrell and Nelson Algren may have shifted locales, and they may be populated by different ethnicities, but Chicago is still a place where people struggle to survive and where, for many, crime is the only means for their survival. The stories in Chicago Noir reclaim that territory.

Synopsis:

Bombastic Neal Pollack collect's riveting noir stories from Chicago's hottest young writers.

Synopsis:

Chicago Noir is populated by hired killers and jazzmen, drunks and dreamers, corrupt cops and ticket scalpers and junkies. It's the Chicago that the Department of Tourism doesn't want you to see, a place where hard cases face their sad fates, and pay for their sins in blood. These are stories about blocks that visitors are afraid to walk. They tell of a Chicago beyond Oprah, Michael Jordan, and deep-dish pizza. This isn't someone's dream of Chicago. It's not even a nightmare. It's just the real city, unfiltered. Chicago Noir,

Synopsis:

"Chicago Noiris a legitimate heir to the noble literary tradition of the greatest city in America. Nelson Algren and James Farrell would be proud."-Stephen Elliott, author of Happy Baby

"If ever a city was made to be the home of noir, it's Chicago. These writers go straight to Chicago's noir heart."-Aleksandar Hemon, author of Nowhere Man

Brand new stories by: Neal Pollack, Achy Obejas, Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, Adam Langer, Joe Meno, Peter Orner, Kevin Guilfoile, Bayo Ojikutu, Jeff Allen, Luciano Guerriero, Claire Zulkey, Andrew Ervin, M.K. Meyers, Todd Dills, C.J. Sullivan, Daniel Buckman, Amy Sayre-Roberts, and Jim Arndorfer.

The city of Chicago has spent much time and money over the last decade marketing itself as a tourist-friendly place for the whole family. It's got a shiny new Millennium Park, a spaceship in the middle of Soldier Field, and thousands of identical faux-brick condo buildings that seem to spring from the ground overnight. Chicago's rough-and-tumble tough-guy reputation has been replaced by a postcard with a lake view.

But that city's not gone. The hard-bitten streets once represented by James Farrell and Nelson Algren may have shifted locales, and they may be populated by different ethnicities, but Chicago is still a place where people struggle to survive and where, for many, crime is the only means for their survival. The stories in Chicago Noirreclaim that territory.

Chicago Noiris populatedby hired killers and jazzmen, drunks and dreamers, corrupt cops and ticket scalpers and junkies. It's the Chicago that the Department of Tourism doesn't want you to see, a place where hard cases face their sad fates, and pay for their sins in blood. These are stories about blocks that visitors are afraid to walk. They tell of a Chicago beyond Oprah, Michael Jordan, and deep-dish pizza. This isn't someone's dream of Chicago. It's not even a nightmare. It's just the real city, unfiltered. Chicago Noir.

About the Author

Neal Pollack worked as a reporter for the Chicago Reader from 1993–2000, where he wrote the Petty Crime column, among other assignments. He is the author of three books of satire, including the cult classic The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature. He is a regular contributor to Vanity Fair and lives in Austin, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781888451894
Editor:
Pollack, Neal
Publisher:
Akashic Books
Editor:
Pollack, Neal
Author:
Pollack, Neal
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Anthologies
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Illinois
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories, American
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
September 1, 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
275
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.3 x 0.8 in 9 oz

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Product details 275 pages Akashic Books - English 9781888451894 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Guerriero turns out a beefy story...and Pollack, who edited the collection, delivers a slick piece...with the best title and first line in the book."
"Review" by , "Unlike most other collections of crime stories published these days, Pollack's roster of authors isn't weighted down with marquee names, and the contributions don't read as if they were phoned in from a vacation home on Cape Cod."
"Synopsis" by , Brand new stories by: Neal Pollack, Achy Obejas, Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, Adam Langer, Joe Meno, Achy Obejas, Peter Orner, Kevin Guilfoile, Bayo Ojikuto, Jeff Allen, and others.

The city of Chicago has spent much time and money over the last decade marketing itself as a tourist-friendly destination for the whole family. The hard-bitten streets once represented by James Farrell and Nelson Algren may have shifted locales, and they may be populated by different ethnicities, but Chicago is still a place where people struggle to survive and where, for many, crime is the only means for their survival. The stories in Chicago Noir reclaim that territory.

"Synopsis" by ,
Bombastic Neal Pollack collect's riveting noir stories from Chicago's hottest young writers.
"Synopsis" by , Chicago Noir is populated by hired killers and jazzmen, drunks and dreamers, corrupt cops and ticket scalpers and junkies. It's the Chicago that the Department of Tourism doesn't want you to see, a place where hard cases face their sad fates, and pay for their sins in blood. These are stories about blocks that visitors are afraid to walk. They tell of a Chicago beyond Oprah, Michael Jordan, and deep-dish pizza. This isn't someone's dream of Chicago. It's not even a nightmare. It's just the real city, unfiltered. Chicago Noir,
"Synopsis" by , "Chicago Noiris a legitimate heir to the noble literary tradition of the greatest city in America. Nelson Algren and James Farrell would be proud."-Stephen Elliott, author of Happy Baby

"If ever a city was made to be the home of noir, it's Chicago. These writers go straight to Chicago's noir heart."-Aleksandar Hemon, author of Nowhere Man

Brand new stories by: Neal Pollack, Achy Obejas, Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, Adam Langer, Joe Meno, Peter Orner, Kevin Guilfoile, Bayo Ojikutu, Jeff Allen, Luciano Guerriero, Claire Zulkey, Andrew Ervin, M.K. Meyers, Todd Dills, C.J. Sullivan, Daniel Buckman, Amy Sayre-Roberts, and Jim Arndorfer.

The city of Chicago has spent much time and money over the last decade marketing itself as a tourist-friendly place for the whole family. It's got a shiny new Millennium Park, a spaceship in the middle of Soldier Field, and thousands of identical faux-brick condo buildings that seem to spring from the ground overnight. Chicago's rough-and-tumble tough-guy reputation has been replaced by a postcard with a lake view.

But that city's not gone. The hard-bitten streets once represented by James Farrell and Nelson Algren may have shifted locales, and they may be populated by different ethnicities, but Chicago is still a place where people struggle to survive and where, for many, crime is the only means for their survival. The stories in Chicago Noirreclaim that territory.

Chicago Noiris populatedby hired killers and jazzmen, drunks and dreamers, corrupt cops and ticket scalpers and junkies. It's the Chicago that the Department of Tourism doesn't want you to see, a place where hard cases face their sad fates, and pay for their sins in blood. These are stories about blocks that visitors are afraid to walk. They tell of a Chicago beyond Oprah, Michael Jordan, and deep-dish pizza. This isn't someone's dream of Chicago. It's not even a nightmare. It's just the real city, unfiltered. Chicago Noir.

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