Following the success of Paris Noir, the Akashic Noir Series has expanded to include the famously diverse and sometimes controversial suburbs of this legendary city. "Dark tales shine a bright light on some little-seen parts of greater Paris." --Kirkus Reviews "Paris's suburbs--a mix of slums, posh neighborhoods, fading industrial centers, and the city's notorious housing projects that lie out of the sight of most tourists--provide the setting for [these] 13 tales." --Publishers Weekly Featuring brand-new stories by: Cloé Mehdi, Karim Madani, Insa Sané, Christian Roux, Marc Villard, Jean-Pierre Rumeau, Timothée Demeillers, Rachid Santaki, Marc Fernandez, Guillaume Balsamo, Anne Secret, Anne-Sylvie Salzman, and Patrick Pécherot. (All stories were written in French and translated into English by Katie Shireen Assef, David Ball, Nicole Ball, and Paul Curtis Daw.) From the introduction by Hervé Delouche: The term Greater Paris is in vogue today, for it has an administrative cachet and seems to denote a simple extension of the capital--as if a ravenous Paris need only extend her web. However, it was not our goal to embrace the tenets of the metro area's comprehensive plan, aka the Grand Projet, envisioned as a future El Dorado by the planners and developers. Rather, our aim was to depict the Parisian suburbs in all their plurality and diversity. Without pretending to encompass every spot on the map, we instead opted to give voice and exposure to the localities chosen by the writers who have been part of this adventure. Thus, we decided to adopt the word "suburbs"-- in the plural, obviously, for the periphery of the capital is not a homogeneous bloc, nor is it reducible to a cliché like "the suburban ring" . . . Here are thirteen stories, decidedly noir, to be savored without sugar or sweetener.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02 - Publisher: Akashic Noir
Following the success of Paris Noir, the Akashic Noir Series has expanded to include the famously diverse and sometimes controversial suburbs of this legendary city. "Dark tales shine a bright light on some little-seen parts of greater Paris." --Kirkus Reviews "Paris's suburbs--a mix of slums, posh neighborhoods, fading industrial centers,
Authors: John Bonner, George William Curtis, Henry Mills Alden, Samuel Stillman Conant, Montgomery Schuyler, John Foord, Richard Harding Davis, Carl Schurz, Henry Loomis Nelson, John Kendrick Bangs, George Brinton McClellan Harvey, Norman Hapgood
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-09-06 - Publisher: Akashic Books
The Akashic Noir Series’ forensic study of Southern California sharpens its focus on one of Los Angeles’s most recognized neighborhoods. Featuring brand-new stories by: Steph Cha, Nikolas Charles, Tananarive Due, Larry Fondation, Gar Anthony Haywood, Naomi Hirahara, Emory Holmes II, Roberto Lovato, Penny Mickelbury, Gary Phillips, Eric Stone, Jervey Tervalon,
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Camara Laye (1928?80) traveled to France from his native Guinea in 1947 on a scholarship to study automobile mechanics. While there, he was encouraged by a supporterøof the French Union to record the memories of his childhood. The resulting book, L'Enfant noir, was praised for its style and its uncritical