Item description for Miami Noir (Akashic Noir) by Les Standiford...
Brand-new stories by: James W. Hall, Barbara Parker, John Dufresne, Paul Levine, Carolina Garcia-Aguilera, Tom Corcoran, Christine Kling, George Tucker, Kevin Allen, Anthony Dale Gagliano, David Beaty, Vicki Hendricks, John Bond, Preston Allen, Lynne Barrett, and Jeffrey Wehr.
From the introduction by Les Standiford:
The truth is that Miami, though naturally lovely, is a frontier town, perched on the border between the known and the rarely before experienced . . . We are not only on the edge of the continent, we are to this country what New York was in Ellis Island's heyday, what the West Coast was in the middle of the 20th century. This is where the new arrivals debark these days, and it is no mistake that during the last decade of the last century, commentators as diverse as Joan Didion, David Rieff, and T.D. Allman devoted entire volumes to Miami's role as the harbinger for America's future . . . But for now, the novel of crime and punishment is the perfect vehicle to convey the spirit and the timbre of this brawling place to a wider world.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Akashic Books
ISBN 1933354135 ISBN13 9781933354132
Availability 0 units.
More About Les Standiford
LES STANDIFORD is the author of the critically acclaimed Last Train to Paradise, Meet You in Hell, and Washington Burning, as well as several novels. Recipient of the Frank O Connor Award for Short Fiction, he is Founding Director of the Creative Writing Program at Florida International University in Miami, where he lives with his wife and three children."
Les Standiford currently resides in Miami, in the state of Florida. Les Standiford was born in 1945.
Reviews - What do customers think about Miami Noir (Akashic Noir)?
Mediocre at best. Maybe better for those whom live in Miami. Aug 19, 2008
Not quite good. If you have lived in Miami and you know the neighborhoods like the back of your hand it might be "interesting" at best.
Can't get enough of this series! Sep 5, 2007
This is a great series of noir shorts and I'm having fun working my way through the cities. The Miami installment doesn't disappoint, with sixteen fantastic authors evoking the tropical atmosphere that seems to get many folks into trouble of a particular kind. The editors have done a wonderful job finding stories that show all the cross-sections of Miami life, as well as having unique voices and narrators. I would definitely check out the Los Angeles installment of the series, but if you're looking for more Florida crime, grab the new Don Bruns novel, Stuff to Die For. He also wrote South Beach Shakedown which is a lot of fun as well.
Noir Knows Best Nov 26, 2006
This is one fantastic collection of stories that I highly recommend. The publisher has breathed new life into the short story genre by providing a fresh venue for this beleaguered form of fiction. All the stories were great. I particularly enjoyed those by Jim Hall, John Dufresne and Anthony Gagliano whose story "Blown Away" tells the story of a school teacher and a traumatized police officer in the wake of Hurricane Andrew.