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Mississippi Noir

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781617754722
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Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: Akashic Books
Dimensions: 132 x 25 x 211 (w x l x h)
Pages: 288
Series: Akashic Noir

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'In these stories, from Biloxi to Hattiesburg, from Jackson to Oxford, the various crimes of the heart or doomed deeds of fractured households are carried out in real Mississippi locales . . . Are a devilishly wrought introduction to writers with a feel for Mississippi who are pursuing lonely, haunting paths of the imagination.'--' Associated Press ' 'The big city has no lock on misery in these 16 portraits of dark doings in the Deep South.'--'Kirkus Reviews' 'Mississippi, as Franklin notes in his introduction, has the most corrupt government, the highest rate of various preventable ills, and the highest poverty rate in the country. In short, the state is a natural backdrop for noir fiction. The 16 stories...emerge from a cauldron of sex, race, ignorance, poverty, bigotry, misunderstanding, and sheer misfortune.'--'Publishers Weekly' 'With the most corrupt government, the highest rate of preventable diseases, and the highest poverty rate in the country, Mississippi is a natural fit for Akashic's noir anthology series.'--'Publishers Weekly,' Fall 2016 Announcements 'Mississippi is the perfect setting for the latest volume in Akashic s long-running noir series . . . The most memorable pieces take the definition of noir beyond the expected: William Boyle s Most Things Haven t Worked Out is reminiscent of the gothic fatalism in Flannery O Connor s stories, while Michael Kardos s Digits, about a writing teacher whose students come to class with fewer a Please click here to ask a question
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