New Haven Noir

Original Publish Date: Jul 25, 2017
Product Number: EB00692729
Released: Jul 25, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781617755576
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"In an Ivy League town, Bloom turns Yale's motto—Lux et Veritas—on its head, finding darkness and deceit in every corner of New Haven." —Kirkus Reviews The image of a charming college town serves New Haven well, but its natives know that the city has been built on a rich—and violent—history that still seeps out from between the cracks in the sidewalks and the halls of learning. Now, New York Times–bestselling author—and Connecticut resident—Amy Bloom masterfully curates a star-studded cast of contributors, featuring Michael Cunningham, Stephen L. Carter, and Roxana Robinson, to portray New Haven's underbelly. Highlights of the anthology include Lisa D. Gray's "The Queen of Secrets," which won the Robert L. Fish Memorial Award and John Crowley's "Spring Break," winner of the Edgar Award for Best Short Story. Tales by Alice Mattison, Chris Knopf, Jonathan Stone, Sarah Pemberton Strong, Karen E. Olson, Jessica Speart, Chandra Prasad, David Rich, Hirsh Sawhney, and Bloom herself round out this impressive collection. "Town-gown tensions highlight several of the 15 stories in this stellar Akashic noir anthology set in the Elm City . . . This [volume] is particularly strong on established authors, many of whom have impressive credentials outside the genre." —Publishers Weekly, starred review "The anthology brings together writers who take varied approaches to the idea of noir in the Elm City. Some stories are historical, some are contemporary. All the classic New Haven landmarks are there, including plenty of Yale . . . The full sweep of New Haven's character is on display in the anthology." —Connecticut Magazine