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Title Milwaukee noir / edited by Tim Hennessy.

Publication Info. Brooklyn, New York, USA : Akashic Books, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction, Mystery    M MIL    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description 251 pages : map ; 21 cm.
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Series Akashic noir series
Akashic noir series.
Contents Introduction. Disturbing reverberations / Tim Hennessy -- Part I: Schlemiels & Schlimazels. Runoff / Valerie Laken -- 3rd Street waltz / Matthew Prigge -- Summerfest ' 76 / Reed Farrel Coleman -- Cousins / Jennifer Morales -- All dressed in red / Vida Cross -- Part II. Sweet misery blues. Friendship / Jane Hamilton -- Transit complaint box / Frank Wheeler Jr. -- There's a riot goin' on / Derrick Harriell -- 'Mocking season / Christi Clancy -- Two cents / Shauna Singh Baldwin -- Part III: What made Milwaukee famous. Night clerk / Larry Watson -- The clem / James E. Causey -- The neighbor / Nick Petrie -- Wonderland / Mary Thorson.
Summary Boswell Book Company's #2 Paperback Fiction Bestseller for the week ending May 4, 2019! "Luxuriate in the seedy, wallow in the angry and shiver at the horrors that surely await you around the corner...The sheer localness of Milwaukee Noir is superb, and the seediness of many characters here would qualify them for membership in a Tom Waits song." --Milwuakee Journal Sentinel "Fourteen fictional tales of people behaving badly in the city and the 'burbs, including top-shelf writers Valerie Laken, Jane Hamilton, Larry Watson and Nick Petrie." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, included in Summer Reading 2019; Editor's Pick "In Milwaukee Noir, among the latest titles in Akashic Books' Noir series, 14 writers who've lived here offer a sinister tour of Brew City's radically diverse neighborhoods...Many of these effectively not only as atmospheric fiction but also as influential social commentary." --Shepherd Express "Akashic's distinctive series of crime fiction anthologies arrives in Brewtown. The fourteen contributors include familiar Wisconsin writers Valerie Laken, Jennifer Morales, Jane Hamilton, Larry Watson, Nick Petrie and my Journal Sentinel colleague James E. Causey. Like other volumes in this series, Milwaukee Noir foregrounds specific locations: for example, Watson's story has a Yankee Hill setting, and Morales' is set in the Silver City neighborhood." --Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal "Noir exposes the underbelly of a place. In film or fiction, characters live in the shadows, denizens of a night where every good intention is punished. Noir found its natural home in New York City and LA in the 1940s and '50s. Now, Milwaukee can lay claim to its own piece of the genre." --Lake Effect (WUWM 89.7 FM, Milwaukee) Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Brand-new stories from: Jane Hamilton, Reed Farrel Coleman, Valerie Laken, Matthew J. Prigge, Shauna Singh Baldwin, Vida Cross, Larry Watson, Frank Wheeler Jr., Derrick Harriell, Christi Clancy, James E. Causey, Mary Thorson, Nick Petrie, and Jennifer Morales. From the introduction by Tim Hennessy: Presently, Milwaukee is going through a renaissance--abandoned factories being converted to condos, craft breweries and distilleries pushing out corner taverns--yet at the same time it is among the most segregated and impoverished big cities in the country. The gentrification of neighborhoods outside of downtown bear the impact of twentieth-century redlining efforts, forcing residents out due to housing demand, adding fuel to the affordable-housing crisis. Such an environment and atmosphere make excellent fodder for noir fiction... The boo
Subject Noir fiction, American.
Short stories, American.
Detective and mystery stories, American.
Milwaukee (Wis.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Mystery fiction.
Short stories.
Noir fiction.
Added Author Hennessy, Tim, editor, author of introduction.
ISBN 9781617757013 paperback $15.95
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