New Haven Noir

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Product Details
Price
$15.95  $14.83
Publisher
Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.3 X 8.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781617755415

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About the Author
Amy Bloom is the author of three novels, three collections of short stories, a children's book and a collection of essays. She has been a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, Tin House and numerous anthologies here and abroad. She has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic Monthly, among many other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award for Fiction. Her best-selling novel, Away, was an epic story about a Russian immigrant. Her most recent and best-selling novel, Lucky Us, came out in 2014. She lives in Connecticut and taught at Yale University for the last decade. She is now Wesleyan University's Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing.
Reviews
In an Ivy League town, Bloom turns Yale's motto--Lux et Veritas--on its head, finding darkness and deceit in every corner of New Haven . . . The stories Bloom chooses share a strong sense of place, detailing the quirks that make every corner of New Haven distinctive. But it's the lucid writing and clear, compelling storylines that make her dark tales shine. Maybe she offers a noir version of Light and Truth after all.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Town-gown tensions highlight several of the 15 stories in this stellar Akashic noir anthology set in the Elm City . . . This [volume] is particularly strong on established authors, many of whom have impressive credentials outside the genre.-- "Publishers Weekly, Starred Review"
The anthology brings together writers who take varied approaches to the idea of noir in the Elm City. Some stories are historical, some are contemporary. All the classic New Haven landmarks are there, including plenty of Yale. But there's also the more obscure -- and maybe more interesting -- parts of the city where the tourists don't typically go: Long Wharf, Lighthouse Point Park, Dixwell Avenue, the Food Terminal Plaza, and so on. The full sweep of New Haven's character is on display in the anthology.-- "Connecticut Magazine"
Fifteen of New Haven's literary lights have put ink to paper (or bytes to screen?) to summon that "noir" city of the imagination that lurks just below the rapidly gentrifying surface.-- "New Haven Independent"