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Prison Noir

Akashic Noir

by Joyce Carol Oates Editor · William Van Poyck Contributor

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"A sobering experience . . . The power of this collection comes from the voices of these authors, voices suffused with rage, despair, and madness."The New York Times Book Review

This anthology, with stories set in different prisons across the US, presents an absolutely new perspective on prison literature. From a killer's confession to a desire for redemption, from stories of new cell mates to prison snitches, this collection of tales runs the gamut of emotions, settings, and voices. Readers are drawn into an unknown world and left with feelings of horror, compassion, and even understanding.

Edited by renowned author Joyce Carol Oates, who has led various writing workshops in correctional institutions across America, Prison Noir features stories by Christopher M. Stephen, Sin Soracco, Scott Gutches, Eric Boyd, Ali F. Sareini, Stephen Geez, B.M. Dolarman, Zeke Caligiuri, Marco Verdoni, Kenneth R. Brydon, Linda Michelle Marquardt, Andre White, Timothy Pauley, Bryan K. Palmer, and William Van Poyck.

"These are stories that resonate with authenticity and verve and pain and truth. Any collection edited by the National Book Award–winning author Oates deserves attention, but the contributors are deft and confident, and great writers without her imprimatur . . . Authentic, powerful, visceral, moving, great writing." —Library Journal

"All the stories, set within jailhouse walls, explore anguish, lunacy, and sometimes, a desire for redemption. Others offer an unsettling and unvarnished look at life in the clink . . . Perhaps most importantly, the book gives inmates a voice: their own." —Fine Books & Collections

Publication Details

Publisher:
Akashic
Imprint:
Akashic Books
Publication Date:
2014
Series:
Akashic Noir

Format

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  • Adobe PDF eBook 1.2 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 1.4 MB

Joyce Carol Oates (Editor)

Joyce Carol Oates is the author of over seventy books encompassing novels, poetry, criticism, story collections, plays, and essays. Her novel Them won the National Book Award in Fiction in 1970. Oates has been a member of the American Academy of A...

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Creators

Editor :
Joyce Carol Oates
Contributor :
Andre White
Contributor :
Sin Soracco
Contributor :
William Van Poyck
Contributor :
Eric Boyd
Contributor :
Ali F. Sareini
Contributor :
Linda Michelle Marquardt
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