Mississippi Noir Akashic Noir

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Akashic Books #ad - The 16 stories. Emerge from a cauldron of sex, misunderstanding, ignorance, poverty, bigotry, race, and sheer misfortune. Publishers weekly"mississippi is the perfect setting for the latest volume in Akashic's long-running noir series. In these stories, from jackson to oxford, from Biloxi to Hattiesburg, the various crimes of the heart or doomed deeds of fractured households are carried out in real Mississippi locales .

. The most memorable pieces take the definition of noir beyond the expected: william Boyle's 'Most Things Haven't Worked Out' is reminiscent of the gothic fatalism in Flannery O'Connor's stories, while Michael Kardos's 'Digits, ' about a writing teacher whose students come to class with fewer and fewer fingers, veers into Shirley Jackson territory.

Mississippi Noir Akashic Noir #ad - Library journal"maybe it's the oppressive heat and humidity, or maybe it's the high rates of poverty, crime and corruption that plague this southern state. We also have the highest poverty rate in the country. In short, the state is a natural backdrop for noir fiction. In alabama, where i grew up, we had a saying: Thank God for Mississippi, otherwise we'd be at the bottom in everything.

Welcome to the bottom. ". Are a devilishly wrought introduction to writers with a feel for Mississippi who are pursuing lonely, haunting paths of the imagination.

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Desperation Road

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Lee Boudreaux Books #ad - His sentence is now up, and he believes his debt has been paid. Desperate and exhausted, a night that ends with maben running through the darkness holding a pistol, the pair spend their last dollar on a room for the night, and a dead deputy sprawled in the middle o the road in the glow of his own headlights.

With the dawn, destinies collide, and Russell is forced to decide whose life he will save--his own or those of the woman and child. Delivered in powerful and lyrical prose, Desperation Road is a story of troubled souls twisted with regret and bound by secrets that stretch over the years and across the land.

Desperation Road #ad - . But when he returns home, he soon discovers that revenge lives and breathes all around him. On the same day that russell is released from prison, a woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge along the side of the interstate under the punishing summer sun. An amazon best book of the monthan indie next picka barnes & noble discover pickone of southern living's Best Southern Books of 2017In the vein of Daniel Woodrell's Winter's Bone and the works of Ron Rash, a novel set in a tough-and-tumble Mississippi town where drugs, whiskey, guns, and the desire for revenge violently intersect.

For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sits in Parchman Penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta.

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Poachers: Stories

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - His lyric, gambling and losing, a world of hunting and fishing, deceptively simple prose conjures a world where the default setting is violence, drinking and poaching-a world most of us have never seen. In the chilling title novella selected for the anthologies new Stories from the South: The Year's Best, 1999 and Best Mystery Stories of the Century, three wild boys confront a mythic game warden as mysterious and deadly as the river they haunt.

In ten stunning and bleak tales set in the woodlands, swamps and chemical plants along the Alabama River, Tom Franklin stakes his claim as a fresh, original Southern voice. And, as a weathered, hand-painted sign reads: "Jesus is not coming. This terrain isn't pretty, lost people, isn't for the weak of heart, but in these deperate, Franklin somehow finds the moments of grace that make them what they so abundantly are: human.

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Smonk: A Novel

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William Morrow #ad - Smonk: A Novel #ad - It's 1911 and the townsfolk of Old Texas, Alabama, have had enough. Every saturday night for a year, E. Syphilitic, and the irish, gouty, goats, consumptive, and goitered—an expert with explosives and knives—Smonk hates horses, and it's high time he was stopped. Smonk has been destroying property, killing livestock, cheating and beating men, seducing women, all from behind the twin barrels of his Winchester 45-70 caliber over-and-under rifle.

O. But capturing old smonk won't be easy—and putting him on trial could have shocking and disastrous consequences, considering the terrible secret the citizens of Old Texas are hiding.

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Where All Light Tends to Go

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G.P. Putnam's Sons #ad - A finalist for the edgar Award for Best First Novel“Remarkable. In a place where blood is thicker than water and hope takes a back seat to fate, Jacob wonders if he can muster the strength to rise above the only life he’s ever known. From the Hardcover edition. The area surrounding cashiers, north Carolina, is home to people of all kinds, but the world that Jacob McNeely lives in is crueler than most.

This isn’t your ordinary coming-of-age novel, but with his bone-cutting insights into these men and the region that bred them, Joy makes it an extraordinarily intimate experience. Marilyn stasio, the new york Times Book Review"Lyrical, propulsive, dark and compelling. Jacob has always been resigned to play the cards that were dealt him, but when a fatal mistake changes everything, he’s faced with a choice: stay and appease his father, or leave the mountains with the girl he loves.

Where All Light Tends to Go #ad - . Having dropped out of high school and cut himself off from his peers, Jacob has been working for this father for years, all on the promise that his payday will come eventually. The only joy he finds comes from reuniting with Maggie, his first love, and a girl clearly bound for bigger and better things than their hardscrabble town.

His father runs a methodically organized meth ring, with local authorities on the dime to turn a blind eye to his dealings. Joy knows well the grit and gravel of his world, the soul and blemishes of the place.

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The Tilted World: A Novel

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William Morrow #ad - And while he seems kind and gentle, Dixie Clay knows full well that he is an enemy who can never be trusted. When ingersoll learns that a saboteur might be among them, planning a catastrophe along the river that would wreak havoc in Hobnob, he knows that he and Dixie Clay will face challenges and choices that they will be fortunate to survive.

He has no idea that she's the best bootlegger in the county and may be connected to the agents' disappearance. Arriving in the tiny hamlet of hobnob, to investigate the disappearance of two fellow agents who'd been on the trail of a local bootlegger, Mississippi, they are astonished to find a baby boy abandoned in the middle of a crime scene.

The Tilted World: A Novel #ad - Written with extraordinary insight and tenderness, The Tilted World is that rarest of creations, a story of seemingly ordinary people who find hope and deliverance where they least expect it—in each other. Ingersoll, an orphan raised by nuns, is determined to find the infant a home, and his search leads him to Dixie Clay Holliver.

Set against the backdrop of the historic flooding of the mississippi river, and a man and a woman who find unexpected love, sandbagging and saboteurs, Crooked Letter, the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller Crooked Letter, The Tilted World is an extraordinary tale of murder and moonshine, from Tom Franklin, and award-winning poet Beth Ann FennellyThe year is 1927.

As rains swell the mississippi, the mighty river threatens to burst its banks and engulf everything in its path, including federal revenue agent Ted Ingersoll and his partner, Ham Johnson. A strong woman married too young to a philandering charmer, Dixie Clay has lost a child to illness and is powerless to resist this second chance at motherhood.

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Rivers: A Novel

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Simon & Schuster #ad - Eerily prophetic in its depiction of a southern landscape ravaged by extreme weather, Rivers is a masterful tale of survival and redemption in a world where the next devastating storm is never far behind. Cohen is one who stayed. Following years of catastrophic hurricanes, the Gulf Coast—stretching from the Florida panhandle to the western Louisiana border—has been brought to its knees.

Maybe months. Unable to overcome the crushing loss of his wife and unborn child who were killed during an evacuation, he returned home to Mississippi to bury them on family land. But after his home is ransacked and all of his carefully accumulated supplies stolen, Cohen is finally forced from his shelter.

Rivers: A Novel #ad - Life below the line offers no services, and no resources, no electricity, and those who stay behind live by their own rules. He had forgotten the last day that it hadn’t rained, when the storms gave way to the pale blue of the Gulf sky, when the birds flew and the clouds were white and sunshine glistened across the drenched land.

Until now he hasn’t had the strength to leave them behind, even to save himself. It had been raining for weeks. Realizing what’s in store for the women aggie is holding against their will, Cohen is faced with a decision: continue to the Line alone, or try to shepherd the madman’s captives across the unforgiving land with the biggest hurricane yet bearing down—and Cohen harboring a secret that may pose the greatest threat of all.

On the road north, he encounters a colony of survivors led by a fanatical, snake-handling preacher named Aggie who has dangerous visions of repopulating the barren region.

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Hell at the Breech: A Novel

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HarperCollins e-books #ad - The hooded members wage a bloody year-long campaign of terror that culminates in a massacre where the innocent suffer alongside the guilty. His outraged friends -- —mostly poor cotton farmers -- form a secret society, Hell-at-the-Breech, to punish the townspeople they believe responsible. Caught in the maelstrom of the mitcham war are four people: the aging sheriff sympathetic to both sides; the widowed midwife who delivered nearly every member of Hell-at-the-Breech; a ruthless detective who wages his own war against the gang; and a young store clerk who harbors a terrible secret.

Hell at the Breech: A Novel #ad - Based on incidents that occurred a few miles from the author's childhood home, evil, Hell at the Breech chronicles the events of dark days that led the people involved to discover their capacity for good, or for both. In 1897, an aspiring politician is mysteriously murdered in the rural area of Alabama known as Mitcham Beat.

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Lone Star Noir Akashic Noir

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Akashic Books #ad - He is also a spanish-to-English translator and a freelance essayist. As a poet, byrd is the recipient of an NEA Fellowship, the D. H. This is the texas of chicken shit bingo, Enron scamsters, and a feeling that what happens in Mexico stays in Mexico. The folks at Akashic Books understand this. Ewing's Lone Star State.

Lone Star Noir Akashic Noir #ad - As father-son editing partnership Bobby and Johnny Byrd observe in their introduction, this isn't J. R. Lone star Noir" is a solid collection. Akashic books finally turns its attention to the biggest state in the Lower 48, but all that land just means more places to bury the bodies. So what defines texas noir? Who knows, but you better pray that blood doesn't stain your belt buckle.

Austin chronicleincludes brand-new stories by: James Crumley, Joe R. Heck, it better be -- the state's red clay looks like dried blood. Noir grows out of the ground here. Austin american-statesman"what makes Texas noir different from any other noir? Is it just that the gumshoes wear cowboy boots?

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The Long Home

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Dzanc Books #ad - And it is the story of william tell oliver, a solitary old man who watches the growing evil from the dark woods and adds to his own weathered guilt by failing to do anything about it. Set in rural tennessee in the 1940s, longing, the long Home will bring to mind once again the greatest Southern novelists and will haunt the reader with its sense of solitude, and the deliverance that is always just out of reach.

In a literary voice that is both original and powerfully unsettling, William Gay tells the story of Nathan Winer, a young and headstrong Tennessee carpenter who lost his father years ago to a human evil that is greater and closer at hand than any the boy can imagine - until he learns of it first-hand.

The Long Home #ad - Gay's remarkable debut novel, is also the story of Amber Rose, The Long Home, a beautiful young woman forced to live beneath that evil who recognizes even as a child that Nathan is her first and last chance at escape.

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New Orleans Noir: The Classics Akashic Noir

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Akashic Books #ad - And yet, similar behavior patterns, surely every city has similar hoods, similar travails--and has had them forever. Give it a try. Journey of a booksellerakashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Indeed, ' wrote voltaire, 'history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.

'". Brite's 'mussolini and the Axeman's Jazz, ' a delirious and brutal ghost story. Strongly recommended for fans of the Akashic anthologies and Hard Case Crime mysteries and lovers of New Orleans fiction. But there were surprises as well. If you're from new Orleans, the neighborhood theme will resonate like Tibetan temple bells.

New Orleans Noir: The Classics Akashic Noir #ad - Henry, and even walt Whitman, to name some of the not-so-usual suspects. Brite, nevada barr, Ace Atkins, and Maurice Carlos Ruffin. From the introduction by julie smith:"A glittering constellation of writers has passed through New Orleans--including Mark Twain, Sherwood Anderson, O. Devotees of Southern gothic fiction e.

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