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Prison Noir

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781617752384
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2014
Publisher: Akashic Books
Dimensions: 140 x 213 x 28 (w x l x h)
Pages: 260
Series: Akashic Noir

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'Reading the fifteen stories in 'Prison Noir' is a sobering experience. Unlike most claimants to that much-abused term, this is the real thing...The power of this collection comes from the voices of these authors, voices suffused with rage ('3 Block From Hell,' by Bryan K. Palmer), despair ('There Will Be Seeds for Next Year,' by Zeke Caligiuri), and madness ('Shuffle,' by Christopher M. Stephen).'--'New York Times Book Review' 'These are stories that resonate with authenticity and verve and pain and truth. Any collection edited by the National Book Award-winning author Oates ('them'; 'Blonde,' 'Rape: A Love Story') deserves attention, but the contributors are deft and confident, and great writers without her imprimatur....Authentic, powerful, visceral, moving, great writing.'--'Library Journal,' Starred review 'A remarkable anthology of stories written by inmates of correctional institutions across America...Most importantly, this landmark volume amplifies the voices of the incarcerated.'--'Publishe­rs Weekly,' Starred review One of BookRiot's Must-Read Books from Indie Presses for 2014 'I gobbled it up. The voice in each piece is authentic...A fascinating read.'--'subTerrain Magazine' 'A strong compilation of prison literature, varied, well-written and not always what might be expected.'--Reviewing the Evidence 'No matter what side of the bars you live on, 'Prison Noir' is worth doing time with.'--'Killeen Daily Herald' 'Readers will soak up every lin Please click here to ask a question
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