Cape Cod Noir (Akashic Noir)
-- Publishers Weekly
"A book full of cries in the dark, heavy drinking in the thin gray light of winter, and other dark poses. In other words, the stories sneak in the back screen door of those summer ...more
When I think of cities that inspire noir, Cape Cod is certainly not at the top of that list. I think of New York, Chicago, Baltimore even, but never would I have thought of Cape Cod. In the ongoing series by Akashic Books, they’ve visited almost fifty cities across the United States, and around the world. It’s a compelling series to say the least. Once I started to get into this collection, though, I understood the appeal of Cape Cod. Any place ...more
In his introduction to Cape Cod Noir, David L. Ulin writes explaining wh ...more
As you may know, this collection is just one in the “noir” series which collects s ...more
Launched with the summer '04 award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.
Los Angeles Times book critic David L. Ulin has been vacationing in Cape Cod every summer since he was a boy. He knows the terrain inside out; enough to identify the squalid underbelly of this allegedly idyllic location. His e...more
Best: William Hastings' Ten Year Plan, Elyssa East's Second Chance, David L. Ulin's La Jetée, Ben Greenman's Viva Regina, Dave Zeltserman's When Death Shines Bright. Paul Tremblay's Nineteen Snapshots of Dennisport and Kaylie Jones' The Occidental Tourist are both easily 5+ stars and the best of the bunch as far as my tastes are concerned.
Could've lived without: Dana Cameron's Ardent, Lizzie Skurnick's Spectacle Pond, Jedediah Berry's Twenty-Eight Scenes For Neglected Guests.
Beach vacation scenes and this series is about many other contributions from various writers in different districts.
Vacation never ends for the islanders when the summer season is over.
Many stories are about men who have been released from prison and how they live their lives on the cape.
I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).
He is also the editor of three antholo ...more