Mexico City Noir (Akashic Noir) (Paperback)

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Mexico City Noir (Akashic Noir) (Paperback)


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Mexico City enters the Akashic Noir series arena, edited by one of Mexico's most revered novelists.

“Set across Mexico City in a variety of neighborhoods, the stories feature a cast of characters as diverse as the city, from homeless people to young children to innocent passersby. This is a strong collection, both for the way it showcases outstanding short fiction in the noir style and for the way it demonstrates how a strong sense of place can drive a narrative.” —Booklist

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.

Brand-new stories by: Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Eugenio Aguirre, Eduardo Antonia Parra, Bernardo Fernández, Óscar de la Borbolla, Rolo Diez, Víctor Luiz González, F.G. Haghenbeck, Juan Hernández Luna, Myriam Laurini, Eduardo Monteverde, and Julia Rodríguez.

PACO IGNACIO TAIBO II was born in Gijon, Spain and has lived in Mexico since 1958. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, which have been published in many languages around the world, including a mystery series starring Mexican Private Investigator Hector Belascoaran Shayne. He is the coauthor, with Subcomandante Marcos, of The Uncomfortable Dead (What’s Missing is Missing) and is the editor of Mexico City Noir. He is a professor of history at the Metropolitan University of Mexico City.
Product Details ISBN: 9781933354903
ISBN-10: 1933354909
Publisher: Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publication Date: February 1st, 2010
Pages: 250
Language: English
Series: Akashic Noir
With volumes devoted to numerous US cities and quite a few foreign capitals, it sometimes seems as if Akashic Books’ expanding line of noir story anthologies will wind up covering virtually every major metropolis on earth . . . The warped humor here, especially in Taibo’s contribution about the struggle for the soul of an embattled street corner, is part of the survival mechanism of people who have seen too much of life at its worst but must keep laughing anyway.
— San Francisco Bay Guardian