The Cocaine Chronicles
Akashic Drug Chronicles
Gary Phillips & Jervey Tervalon
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The Cocaine Chronicles joins The Speed Chronicles in launching Akashic’s new anthology series styled after the Noir Series.
Nothing to snort at, this ambitious anthology of jaw-grinding criminal behavior is masterfully curated by acclaimed authors Phillips and Tervalon. Cocaine, that most troubling and fascinating of substances is the subject, the subtext, the whys and whereofs in The Cocaine Chronicles, a collection of original short stories that are funny and harrowing, sad and scary, but at all times riveting. The Cocaine Chronicles contains tough tales by a cross-section of today’s most thought-provoking writers. Featuring brand-new stories by: Susan Straight, Lee Child, Laura Lippman, Ken Bruen, Jerry Stahl, Nina Revoyr, Bill Moody, Emory Holmes II, James Brown, Gary Phillips, Jervey Tervalon, Kerry E. West, Donnell Alexander, Deborah Vankin, Robert Ward, Manuel Ramos, and Detrice Jones.
“The best stories in The Cocaine Chronicles . . . are equal to the best fiction being written today.” —New York Journal of Books “While The Cocaine Chronicles is a hard, honest, uncompromising read and might not be for the faint of heart, the stories it tells all have to do with a drug that’s been around for a while and is not going anywhere. Also, some stories offer a bit of hope, which shine through as invitations to never give up.” —Austin Post “The perfect stocking stuffer for your uncle in AA.” —New York Observer “The Cocaine Chronicles is a pure, jangled hit of urban, gritty, and raw noir. Caution: these stories are addicting.” —Harlan Coben, author of Just One Look “Every story is A+. All contributors are top notch . . . Should be required reading for writers who want to master the craft of the short story.” —Cherry Bleeds “Trust us, you’ll be hooked. A-” —Giant Magazine “Seventeen remarkable short stories from an impressive gathering of seasoned writers . . . The contributors’ gifts of communication and impeccable style come together to create a literary experience quite unlike any other . . .” —PopMatters
GARY PHILLIPS writes for several mediums from screenplays to comic books, and remembers vividly the days of disco and the fever that coke then crack unleashed. He is the author of several crime-fiction novels, including Bangers, and the editor of Orange County Noir. He lives in Los Angeles. JERVEY TERVALON is the author of All the Trouble You Need, Understand This (winner of the 1994 New Voices Award from the Quality Paperback Book Club), and the acclaimed Los Angeles Times bestseller Dead Above Ground. In 2001, he received the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles National Literacy Award for Excellence in Multicultural Literature. He is also an award-winning poet, screenwriter, and dramatist. Currently, he’s the writer-in-residence at Pitzer College and is a California Arts Council Fellow. Jervey was born in New Orleans, raised in Los Angeles, and now lives in Altadena, California, with his wife and two daughters.
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Jun 19, 2012
- Publisher: Akashic Books
- Seller: OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
- Print Length: 288 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Akashic Drug Chronicles