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Alabama noir  Cover Image Book Book

Alabama noir

Noble, Donald R., (editor,, author.).

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  • ISBN: 9781617758089
  • ISBN: 1617758086
  • Physical Description: print
    255 pages : map ; 21 cm.
  • Publisher: Brooklyn, New York : Akashic Books, [2020]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Part I: Cold, cold heart. Exhaustion / Anita Miller Garner -- Deepwater, dark horizons / Suzanne Hudson -- Bubb and Romy's platonic bender / Kirk Curnutt -- Custom meats / Wendy Reed -- Part II: Your cheatin' heart. The price of indulgence / Carolyn Haines -- Come like a thief / Anthony Grooms -- What brings you back home / Michelle Richmond -- Murder at the Grand Hotel / Winston Groom -- Sweet baby / Ace Atkins -- Part III: I'm so lonesome I could cry. The good thief / Ravi Howard -- Her job / Tom Franklin -- Xenia, queen of the dark / Thom Gossom Jr. -- Part IV: The angel of death. Laughing boy, crooked girl / Brad Watson -- Triptych / Daniel Wallace -- The junction boys / D. Winston Brown -- All the dead in Oakwood / Marlin Barton.
Summary, etc.: "There must be places like Hawaii where the idea of noir would be difficult to accommodate. Sunshine, drinks in a coconut, warm beaches, and leis do not generate the fear, darkness, and despair on which noir thrives. Alabama also has plenty of sunshine, some lovely beaches, and only a few foggy waterfronts where miscreants lurk, but it has been a famously dark place. Americans of a certain age read in their daily papers about the burning of the Freedom Riders' bus in Anniston and about the KKK beating those riders at the Birmingham and Montgomery bus stations in May 1961, with the silent cooperation of law enforcement. Americans actually watched, on the evening news, the German shepherds and fire hoses used on demonstrators in Birmingham and the violence at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. These days, Alabama has truly turned a corner on race, but the past will not, should not, and in fact cannot be forgotten. We are aware of the past here on a daily basis... The stories [in Alabama Noir] range from the deadly grim to some that are actually mildly humorous. We see desperate behavior on the banks of the Tennessee River, in the neighborhoods of Birmingham, in the affluent suburbs of Mobile, in a cemetery in Montgomery, and even on the deceptively pleasant beaches of the Gulf of Mexico."--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Detective and mystery stories, American
Alabama Fiction
Short stories
Short stories
Detective and mystery stories, American
Genre: Fiction.
Noir fiction.
Short stories.
Short stories.
Noir fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at State Library of Alabama.


0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
APLS 813.08 NOB 31291002942579 ALABAMA Available -
APLS 813.08 NOB 31291002942652 ALABAMA Available -

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