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Memphis Noir
Edited by Laureen Cantwell and Leonard Gill

    Publication Date: Nov 03, 2011
    List Price: $15.95
    Format: Paperback, 250 pages
    Classification: Fiction
    ISBN13: 9781617753114
    Imprint: Akashic Books
    Publisher: Akashic Books
    Parent Company: Akashic Books

    Paperback Description:

    "A remarkable picture of contemporary Memphis emerges in this Akashic noir volume…Something for everyone."
    —Publishers Weekly

    "Voodoo, ghosts, guns, hatred, jealousy and greed play their part here. There is no place for weakness here."
    —Journey of a Bookseller

    Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.

    Featuring brand-new stories by: Richard J. Alley, David Wesley Williams, Dwight Fryer, Jamey Hatley, Adam Shaw, Penny Register-Shaw, Kaye George, Arthur Flowers, Suzanne Berube Rorhus, Ehi Ike, Lee Martin, Stephen Clements, Cary Holladay, John Bensko, Sheree Renée Thomas, and Troy L. Wiggins.

    From the introduction by Laureen P. Cantwell & Leonard Gill:

    "A city equal parts darkness and hope. A scarred city. An often violent one. But a resilient city too.

    That’s our Memphis.

    Like many cities, we have a namesake—in Egypt, Men-nefer became Menfe became Memphis, enduring and beautiful, on the banks of the Nile. Centuries later, another continent, another people, another river: Memphis, Tennessee, the soul of the Mississippi Delta, was formed. We are a place born of history, inhabited as much by memory as by the living—the past and present inextricably and inescapably linked….Memphis is marvels and misfits—two-faced and unabashedly so.

    We are Memphis, and this is our noir."

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