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San Juan Noir (Paperback)
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“Hold the eggnog: What you need is a draft of ‘edgy fatalism and sexy recklessness,’ of flashy crime, gallows humor, and ‘desperate deals with a variety of devils,’ served up every year since 2004 by the editors of Akashic Books’ brilliant noir anthologies. From Brooklyn to Boston, from Phoenix to pre- and post-Katrina New Orleans, each volume in the series reveals a city’s distinctive inner darkness.” —O, The Oprah Magazine“Over the past few years, some of the best collections of short stories have been the Noir anthologies published by Akashic . . . To me, these collections are total gems, a quality read from some of today’s best authors.” —Oline Cogdill, Sun-Sentinel“Diversity is the hallmark of the series. While ostensibly dark tales of crime and despair, the genius of the series lies in its ability to use such an uncharacteristic point of entry to convey the identity and essence of a place with remarkably poignant accuracy.” —Popmatters
The Noir Series has made a strong mark in the Caribbean with Havana Noir, Kingston Noir, Haiti Noir, and Trinidad Noir. This volume showcases the fact that the island of Puerto Rico is not all sandy beaches and extravagant hotels. Mayra Febres-Santos is one of the island's literary titans, and she has recruited a stellar list of compatriots to contribute.
La serie noir ha hecho una marca fuerte en el caribe con Havana Noir, Kingston Noir, y Haiti Noir. Este volumen muestra el hecho que la isla del Puerto Rico no es totalmente playas arenosas y hoteles extravagantes. Mayra Febres-Santos es uno de los titanes literarios de la isla, y ella ha reclutado una lista estelar de compatriotas a contribuir.
Number of Pages: 181.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Street Date: October 4, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-23-5560