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French Quarter Fiction

The Newest Stories of America's Oldest Bohemia ; An Anthology of the Best Works by Living Writers on the Heart of New Orleans
(Book - 2003 )
French Quarter Fiction


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As One of the World's most legendary and unique places, for three centuries the French Quarter of New Orleans has been home and muse to countless artists. Anchored in this setting, 37 short stories are collected here for the first time. These works branch across every genre from mystery and romance to surrealism and prose poetry, as incomparable as the neighborhood from which they sprang, forming an eclectic mix of some of the most exciting modern fiction found anywhere. These characters also find themselves everywhere from Sarajevo on the eve of World War I to Algiers Point just across the Mississippi River, and their stories wander from the 18th Century New World to a rooftop view of Bourbon Street as the third millennium begins. Nothing else could hope to lift this neighborhood's veils of privacy so utterly. But most importantly, these are stories for anyone who loves great fiction, regardless if they have even heard of the French Quarter. Whether it's flash fiction, horror, or satire, when it comes down to it, these are simply great stories: breathtaking, beautiful, poignant, tragic and comic. Book jacket.
Title: French Quarter fiction
the newest stories of America's oldest bohemia ; an anthology of the best works by living writers on the heart of New Orleans
Publisher: New Orleans, LA :, Light of New Orleans Pub.,, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 381 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Joshua Clark
Contents: Ramos gin fizz: The last Bijou / Bruce Henricksen
Fairy tale / Robert Olen Butler
The New Orleans of possibilities / David Madden
Two photographs by Walker Evans / Josh Russell
Blue elephant / Lorin Oberweger
Trompe l'oeil / Mary Elizabeth Gehman
New Orleans mint julep: The passion of Hypoliite Cortez / Barry Gifford
from Fleeing the restoration / Andrei Codrescu
Pretty birdie and the toy pomeranian / Lee Meitzen Grue
Puppy / Richard Ford
House of mischief / Julie Smith
Annie / Remy Benoit
Bourbon: Burgundy / Christine P. Horn
S.I.N.ners / Joe Longo
A bus named Cemeteries / Jeri Cain Rossi
Go to Hell / Andy Young
Appealing for the truth (a sad joke) / Mick Vovers
Hurricane: Sunday / Ellen Gilchrist
Summerteeth / Tim Parrish
Summertime / Christopher Chambers
The dive / Jason Wiese
Ties / Chris Rose
Dripped absinthe Francaise: Tide of the sum / Maker Clark
Penny pitching / M.L. Walsh
Tracking the double yes / Uthna Faith
Mussolini and the axeman's jazz / Poppy Z. Brite
Conjure me / Jarret Keene
Gregory's fate / John Biguenet
Sazerac: Sex in the summer of discontent / Leonard Earl Johnson
Making groceries / Marda Burton
from A recent martyr / Valerie Martin
La Vie en Rose Construction Co. / James Nolan
Lost text: Hotel St. Pierre / John Verlenden
Brownsville / Tom Piazza
adapted from Malaise / Nancy Lemann
Obituary cocktail: The land of poppies / Clarence John Laughlin
The night was full of hours / Tennessee Williams
Additional Contributors: Clark, Joshua - 1975-
ISBN: 0971407673
Branch Call Number: FICTION FRENCH
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