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Oakland Noir

Akashic Noir

by Jerry Thompson Author · Jerry Thompson Editor

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Brand-new stories by: Nick Petrulakis, Kim Addonizio, Keenan Norris, Keri Miki-Lani Schroeder, Katie Gilmartin, Dorothy Lazard, Harry Louis Williams II, Carolyn Alexander, Phil Canalin, Judy Juanita, Jamie DeWolf, Nayomi Munaweera, Mahmud Rahman, Tom McElravey, Joe Loya, and Eddie Muller.

In the wake of San Francisco Noir, Los Angeles Noir, and Orange County Noir—all popular volumes in the Akashic Noir Series—comes the latest California installment, Oakland Noir. Masterfully curated by Jerry Thompson and Eddie Muller, the "Czar of Noir," this volume will shock, titillate, provoke, and entertain. The diverse cast of talented contributors will not disappoint.

From the introduction:

Jerry Thompson: "Discovering the wang-dang-doodle jams of the Pointer Sisters shifted my entire focus. Stunning black women were scatting and bebopping all the way into my soul. I think what we've put together in Oakland Noir is a volume where this city is a character in every story. He's a slick brother strutting over a bacon-grease bass line and tambourine duet. She's a white chick with a bucket of hot muffins heading to farmer and flea markets, to sell crafts and get hooked up with some fine kat with dreadlocks and a criminal record. And it's in the faces of young fearless muthafuckers pounding keyboards and snapping fingers, lips, Snapchats, and Facebook timelines. It's the core of not only Black Lives Matter but all lives matter. We are the children of fantasy and of the funk."

Eddie Muller: "These days, writers and readers aren't denying the darker parts of our existence as much as they used to, especially in crime fiction. Some writers just do it for fun because it's become the fashionable way to get published. You know, 'gritty violence' and all that bullshit. The genuine darkness in noir stories comes from two places—the cruelty of the world's innate indifference and the cruelty that people foster within themselves. If you're not seriously dealing with one, the other, or both, then you're not really writing noir."

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2017
Series:
Akashic Noir

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 221 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 221 MB

Eddie Muller (Editor)

Eddie Muller, a.k.a. the Czar of Noir, is a writer, cinema historian, and film preservationist. His works have been nominated for several Edgar and Anthony awards, and his novel The Distance won a Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel. He is the co...

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Various Authors (Contributor)

Read by Traber Burns, Keith Szarabajka, Adenrele Ojo, Kevin Kenerly, Hillary Huber, Carrington MacDuffie, Mirron Willis, Kirby Heyborne, Priya Ayyar, Neil Shah, Thom Rivera, and Scott Brick

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Jerry Thompson (Author)

Jerry Thompson is an accomplished violinist, playwright, and poet. His works have appeared in Zyzzyva, James White Review, and Freedom in this Village: Twenty-Five Years of Black Gay Men s Writing. He is the coauthor of Black Artists in Oakland. T...

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Jerry Thompson (Editor)

Jerry Thompson is an accomplished violinist, playwright, and poet. His works have appeared in Zyzzyva, James White Review, and Freedom in this Village: Twenty-Five Years of Black Gay Men s Writing. He is the coauthor of Black Artists in Oakland. T...

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Creators

Editor :
Eddie Muller
Narrator :
Kevin Kenerly
Narrator :
Priya Ayyar
Narrator :
Keith Szarabajka
Narrator :
Carrington MacDuffie
Narrator :
Kirby Heyborne
Narrator :
Hillary Huber
Contributor :
Various Authors
Narrator :
Scott Brick
Narrator :
Various Narrators
Narrator :
Neil Shah
Author :
Jerry Thompson
Editor :
Jerry Thompson
Narrator :
Adenrele Ojo
Narrator :
Traber Burns
Narrator :
Mirron Willis
Narrator :
Thom Rivera
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