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Long Island Noir

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“The Shiny Car in the Night” by Nick Mamatas has been selected for inclusion in The Best American Mystery Stories 2013, edited by Otto Penzler and Lisa Scottoline

"There is plenty of mayhem for fans of dark fiction in the pages of Long Island Noir: shootings, killings, all manner of brutality...Suburbia may be even meaner than the big city."
--The New York Times

"Akashic’s Long Island volume in its regional noir series offers an eclectic and effective mix of seasoned pros (Reed Farrel Coleman, Tim McLoughlin, Sarah Weinman) and new voices (Qanta Ahmed, JZ Holden, Amani Scipio). The 17 contributors portray a wonderful diversity of people driven to extremes . . ."
--Publishers Weekly

Original stories by: Jules Feiffer, Matthew McGevna, Nick Mamatas, Kaylie Jones, Qanta Ahmed, Charles Salzberg, Reed Farrel Coleman, Tim McLoughlin, Sarah Weinman, JZ Holden, Richie Narvaez, Sheila Kohler, Jane Ciabattari, Steven Wishnia, Kenneth Wishnia, Amani Scipio, and Tim Tomlinson.

Kaylie Jones moved to Sagaponack, New York, in 1975, where her family continued to live for more than thirty years. She is the author of five novels, including A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries and the memoir Lies My Mother Never Told Me. She teaches in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton and in the Wilkes University low-residency MFA program in professional writing.

From Publishers Weekly

Mar 05, 2012 – Akashic s Long Island volume in its regional noir series offers an eclectic and effective mix of seasoned pros (Reed Farrel Coleman, Tim McLoughlin, Sarah Weinman) and new voices (Qanta Ahmed, JZ Holden, Amani Scipio). The 17 contributors portray a wonderful diversity of people driven to extremes, from Pakistani immigrant Anjali Osmaan, sent to Amreekah as a bride for an uncaring husband in Ahmed s moving Anjali s America, to the children of Southern migrants in Scipio s despairing Jabo s. Coleman s Mastermind, in which a wannabe plans a perfect robbery, elicits sympathy for the poor fool. In Jane Ciabattari s Contents of House, the victim of a mean-spirited divorce seeks a very tasty revenge. Steven Wishnia s Semiconscious exposes the destructiveness of ultra right-wing patriots response to immigrants, while in Kenneth Wishnia s Blood Drive a laid-off construction worker finds new use for his work-hardened muscles. Jones s succinct introduction aptly points to The Great Gatsby as the first noir novel of Long Island.
Long Island Noir
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  • Category: Short Stories
  • Published: Apr 30, 2012
  • Publisher: Akashic Books
  • Seller: Perseus Books, LLC
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
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