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Kingston Noir


Kingston Noir


Akashic Noir

von: Colin Channer

4,49 €

Verlag: Akashic Books
Format: EPUB
Veröffentl.: 29.05.2012
ISBN/EAN: 9781617751172
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 288

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Beschreibungen

';Subverts the simplistic sunshine/reggae/spliff-smoking image of Jamaica at almost every turn... with a rich interplay of geographies and themes.' Los Angeles Times From Trench Town to Half Way Tree to Norbrook to Portmore and beyond, the stories ofKingston Noir shine light into the darkest corners of this fabled city. Joining award-winning Jamaican authors such as Marlon James, Leone Ross, and Thomas Glave are two ';special guest' writers with no Jamaican lineage: Nigerian-born Chris Abani and British writer Ian Thomson. The menacing tone that runs through some of these stories is counterbalanced by the clever humor in others, such as Kei Miller's ';White Gyal with a Camera,' who softens even the hardest of August Town's gangsters; and Mr. Brown, the private investigator in Kwame Dawes's story, who explains why his girth works to his advantage: ';In Jamaica a woman like a big man. She can see he is prosperous, and that he can be in charge.' Togetherwith more contributions from Patricia Powell, Colin Channer, Marcia Douglas, and Christopher John Farleythe outstanding tales inKingston Noircomprise the best volume of short fiction ever to arise from the literary wellspring that is Jamaica. ';Thoroughly well-written stories... fans of noir will enjoy this batch of sordid tales set in the sweltering heat of the tropics.' Publishers Weekly ';An eclectic and gritty melange of tales that sears the imagination... Kingston Noir proves its worth as a quintessential piece of West Indian literaturerich, artistic, timeless, and above all, draped in unmistakable realism.' The Gleaner(Jamaica)

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