New Orleans noir
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Smith, Julie, 1944- editor,
O'Brien, Ted, contributor.
Friedmann, Patty, contributor.
McLoughlin, T. O., contributor.
Vernon, Olympia, contributor.
Published
[New York, New York] : Akashic Books, 2007.
Status
Central - Adult Detective
D NEWOR
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Central - Adult Detective
D NEWOR
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Book
Physical Desc
281 pages : map ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781933354248, 1933354240

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Description
"Julie Smith and cohorts divulge the dark secrets of a city traumatized long before the storm. New Orleans is a Third World country in itself, a Latin, African, European (and often amoral) culture trapped in a puritan nation. It's everyone's seamy underside, the city where respectable citizens go to get drunk, puke in the gutter, dance on tabletops, and go home with strangers, all without guilt. It's the metropolitan equivalent of eating standing up -- if it happened in New Orleans, it doesn't count. The city was always the home of the lovable rogue, the poison magnolia, the bent politico, the sociopathic street thug, and especially, the heartless con artist -- but in post-Katrina times it struggles against ... well, the same old problems, just writ large and with a new breed of carpetbagger thrown in. Combine all that with a brilliant literary tradition and you have New Orleans Noir, a sparkling collection of tales exploring the city's wasted, gutted neighborhoods, its outwardly gleaming 'sliver by the river,' it's still-raunchy French Quarter, and other hoods so far from the Quarter they might as well be on another continent. It also looks back into the past, from that recent innocent time known in contemporary New Orleans as 'pre-K,' to the mid-nineteenth century, the other time the city was mostly swampland. Brand new stories by: Ace Atkins, Laura Lippman, Patty Friedmann, Barbara Hambly, Tim McLoughlin, Olympia Vernon, David Fulmer, Jervey Tervalon, James Nolan, Kalamu ya Salaam, Maureen Tan, Thomas Adcock, Jeri Cain Rossi, Christine Wiltz, Greg Herren, Julie Smith, Eric Overmyer, and Ted O'Brien." -- Back cover.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Smith, J., O'Brien, T., Friedmann, P., McLoughlin, T. O., Vernon, O., Fulmer, D., Lippman, L., Tervalon, J., Nolan, J., Salaam, K. y., Hambly, B., Tan, M., Adcock, T. L., Rossi, J. C., Wiltz, C., Herren, G., Atkins, A., & Overmyer, E. (2007). New Orleans noir. [New York, New York]: Akashic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Julie Smith et al.. 2007. New Orleans Noir. [New York, New York]: Akashic Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Julie Smith et al., New Orleans Noir. [New York, New York]: Akashic Books, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Smith, Julie, et al. New Orleans Noir. [New York, New York]: Akashic Books, 2007. Print.

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