Orange County noir

Format: Print Book 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Noir
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
 
Call Number  FICTION Noir
 
 
Summary
Orange County, California, brings to mind the endless summer of sand and surf, McMansion housing tracts, a conservative stronghold, and tony shopping centers. It's a place where pilates classes are run like boot camps, real estate values are discussed at your weekly colonic, and ice cream parlors on Main Street, USA, exist side-by-side with pho shops and taquerias. Orange County Noir pulls back the veil to reveal what lurks behind the curtain.

Features brand-new stories by: Susan Straight, Robert S. Levinson, Rob Roberge, Nathan Walpow, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Dan Duling, Mary Castillo, Lawrence Maddox, Dick Lochte, Robert Ward, Gary Phillips, Gordon McAlpine, Martin J. Smith, and Patricia McFall.

Editor Gary Phillips is the author of many novels and short stories. He lives in Southern California.
Contents
Bee Canyon / Susan Straight
Down in Capistrano / Robert S. Levinson
Diverters / Rob Roberge
A good day's work / Nathan Walpow
Crazy for you / Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
The toll / Dan Duling
2:45 out of Santa Ana / Mary Castillo
Old, cold hand / Lawrence Maddox
The movie game / Dick Lochte
Black Star Canyon / Robert Ward
The performer / Gary Phillips
The happiest place / Gordon McAlpine
Dark matter / Martin J. Smith
On the night in question / Patricia McFall.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: ""There's a dark side to most places," even California's sunny Orange County, Edgar-winner T. Jefferson Parker observes in his foreword to this outstanding entry in Akashic's noir series, one of the stronger of the all-original anthologies. The crisp, often seductive prose of the 14 contributors, most of them relatively unknown, is a tribute to the critical judgment of the editor, whose own assured story, "The Performer," involves a heist at a dog food factory that ends with more than one surprise. Robert Ward, a writer-producer for such TV shows as Hill Street Blues and Miami Vice, offers some wicked twists in "Black Star Canyon," in which a fictional alter ego gets bounced from the program he created. Gordon McAlpine uses his narrator's job as a security officer at Disneyland in "The Happiest Place" as an effective catalyst for a classic noir plot of betrayal. Other notable tales include Susan Straight's "Bee Canyon" and Dick Lochte's "The Movie Game." (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Series Akashic Books Noir series
Book 82 written by Earl Lovelace and Robert Antoni
#1 - Brooklyn noir
#2 - Brooklyn noir 2
#3 - Chicago noir
#4 - San Francisco noir
#5 - D. C. noir
#6 - Dublin noir
#7 - Manhattan noir
#8 - Baltimore noir
#9 - Twin cities noir
#10 - London noir
#11 - Miami noir
#12 - New Orleans noir
#13 - Los Angeles noir
#14 - Wall Street noir
#15 - Bronx noir
#16 - Havana noir
#17 - Detroit noir
#18 - Queens noir
#19 - Toronto noir
#20 - Las Vegas noir
#21 - Brooklyn noir 3
#22 - Trinidad noir
#23 - Manhattan noir 2
#24 - Istanbul noir
#25 - Paris noir
#26 - Rome noir
#27 - San Francisco noir 2
#28 - Seattle noir
#29 - Portland noir
#30 - Delhi noir
#31 - D. C. noir 2
#32 - Boston noir
#33 - Phoenix noir
#34 - Mexico City noir
#35 - Richmond noir
#36 - Los Angeles noir 2
#37 - Orange County noir
#38 - Indian country noir
#39 - Moscow noir
#40 - Philadelphia noir
#41 - Lone star noir
#42 - Haiti noir
#43 - Copenhagan noir
#44 - Barcelona noir
#45 - Cape Cod noir
#46 - Pittsburgh noir
#47 - San Diego noir
#48 - New Jersey noir
#49 - Mumbai noir
#50 - Long Island noir
#51 - Venice noir
#52 - Kingston noir
#53 - St. Petersburg noir
Subjects Noir fiction, American.
Orange County (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Akashic Books,2010
Contributors Phillips, Gary, 1955-
Language English
Description 306 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781936070039 (pbk.)
1936070030 (pbk.)
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