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Los Angeles Noir

(Book - 2007)
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Los Angeles Noir
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Los Angeles is the birthplace of noir. Maybe it's the overwhelming shadow cast by Hollywood, the blur of artifice and reality, the possibility of shucking off the past like last year's dress and reinventing yoursefl beyond your wildest dreams. Maybe it's the desperation that descends when the dream goes sour, the duplicity behind the beauty, the rot of jungle flowers. Writers like James Cain and Raymond Chandler understood the hope and horror of the City of Angels and used it to masterful effect - now, their ethos is filtered through a 21st century, multicultural lens.
Title: Los Angeles noir
Publisher: New York : Akashic Books, 2007
Characteristics: 348 p. :,map, ports. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Denise Hamilton
Contents: Part I, Police & thieves. Mulholland dive / Michael Connelly
Number 19 / Naomi Hirahara
Dangerous days / Emory Holmes II
Midnight in Silicon Valley / Denise Hamilton
Part II, Hollywoodlandia. The method / Janet Fitch
Morocco Junction 90210 / Patt Morrison
Over thirty / Christopher Rice
Once more, Lazarus / Héctor Tobar
Part III, East of La Cienega. The golden gopher / Susan Straight
The kidnapper bell / Jim Pascoe
City of Commerce / Neal Pollack
Fish / Lienna Silver
Roger Crumbler considered his shave / Gary Phillips
Part IV, The Gold Coast. The girl who kissed Barnaby Jones / Scott Phillips
Kinship / Brian Ascalon Roley
The hour when the ship comes in / Robert Ferrigno
What you see / Diana Wagman
Additional Contributors: Hamilton, Denise
ISBN: 1933354224
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY LOS
Subject Headings: Los Angeles (Calif.) Fiction Noir fiction, American
Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories, American
Topical Term: Noir fiction, American
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An anthology of new stories that includes Michael Connelly's 'Mulholland Drive,' a tribute to Cain's Double Indemnity.

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