Staten Island Noir

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Product Details
Price
$15.95  $14.83
Publisher
Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publish Date
Pages
288
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.1 X 0.8 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781617751295

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About the Author

Patricia Smith is the author of six acclaimed poetry volumes, including Blood Dazzler, a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award, and Teahouse of the Almighty, a National Poetry Series selection. Her work has been published in the 2011 editions of both Best American Poetry and Best American Essays. In addition to her poetic works, Smith is also the author of Africans in America, a companion volume to the groundbreaking PBS documentary. She is currently a professor at the City University of New York's College of Staten Island, and serves on the faculties of Cave Canem and the MFA programs at Stonecoast/University of Southern Maine and Sierra Nevada College.

Reviews
Staten Island, the last of New York City's five boroughs to enter Akashic's noir series, serves as the setting for this exceptionally strong anthology.-- "Publishers Weekly, Starred Review"
Smith's introduction is a revelation. She knows the Island I have in my head. It was like finding a literary sibling, separated since birth.-- "Washington Independent"
Each story in this enjoyable collection has its own charms, if the words 'enjoyable' or 'charms' can be used with these dark tales, and each can stand-alone. However, if, like me, you had always looked at Staten Island as banal and benign, by the book's end your ideas will be forever changed.-- "ReviewingTheEvidence.com"