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New Jersey noir

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Published by Akashic Books in New York .
Written in English


  • American Noir fiction,
  • Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Joyce Carol Oates
SeriesAkashic noir series
LC ClassificationsPS648.N64 N48 2011
The Physical Object
Pagination274 p. :
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25236906M
ISBN 109781617750267
LC Control Number2011922958

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JOYCE CAROL OATES is the author of a number of works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. She is the editor of New Jersey Noir and Prison Noir and a recipient of the National Book Award, the PEN America Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Humanities Medal, and a World Fantasy Award for Short Fiction. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey, and was recently inducted into the American.   New Jersey Noir: Writing is crisp, sarcastic, and wryly funny, steeped in New Jersey lore and anecdotes that add great historical and cultural dimensions to its mystery. When wisecracking and smoothly confident private investigator Jack Colt goes on the hunt for 5/5.   Noir isn't invariably about crime, nor is the subject of crime invariably a noir subject, but the two are closely bound together, as in this collection of original, highly inventive, and disturbing noir stories, poetry, and art set in the "Garden State"—a title meant to be taken literally (for New Jersey is beautifully rural, hilly, and even 5/5(3).   William Baer, a recent Guggenheim fellow, is the author of several books including NEW JERSEY NOIR: THE JACK COLT MURDER MYSTERY NOVELS, BOOK ONE (Able Muse Press, ), TIMES SQUARE AND OTHER STORIES (Able Muse Press, ), The Ballad Rode into Town; Luís de Camões: Selected Sonnets; and Classic American Films: Conversations with the : William Baer.

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Oates’s introduction to Akashic’s noir volume dedicated to the Garden State, with its evocative definition of the genre, is alone worth the price of the book. While few of the 19 selections. : New Jersey Noir (Akashic Noir) () by Oates, Joyce Carol and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5().   New Jersey Noir: The Jack Colt Murder Mystery Novels, Book One Fiction. On the bridge over Paterson's Great Falls, a retired state trooper is murdered by a girl in a grammar school uniform. The victim was the beloved uncle of Jack Colt, a private investigator descended from the inventor of the revolver. While investi. New Orleans Noir offers a dark glimpse of an I had no idea what New Orleans Noir was other than a collection of short stories about my favorite adopted city. And, it took me half of the book to realize the common theme running through each story - as a friend pointed out the seemingly odd pattern of a dead body turning up in each/5.