Portland Noir

Portland Noir

Book - 2009
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In a city full of police controversies, hippie artist punk houses, and overzealous liberals, Portland, Oregon, is a place where even its fiction blurs with its bizarre realities.



Brand-new stories by: Gigi Little, Justin Hocking, Christopher Bolton, Jess Walter, Monica Drake, Jamie S. Rich (illustrated by Joelle Jones), Dan DeWeese, Zoe Trope, Luciana Lopez, Karen Karbo, Bill Cameron, Ariel Gore, Floyd Skloot, Megan Kruse, Kimberly Warner-Cohen, and Jonathan Selwood.

Editor Kevin Sampsell is a bookstore employee and writer. He is the author of a short story collection, Creamy Bullets (Chiasmus Press), and the upcoming memoir The Suitcase (HarperPerennial, summer 2009). He is also the editor of The Insomniac Reader (Manic D Press) and the publisher of the micropress Future Tense Books.
Publisher: New York, NY : Akashic Books, c2009
ISBN: 9781933354798
1933354798
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY PORTLAND 2009
Characteristics: 272 p. : ill., map ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Sampsell, Kevin

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Short stories by local authors, full of details about the city of Portland and the low-lifes who live there.

Portland Noir is a collection of gritty short stories, all taking place in present day Portland. The stories are written by local authors. It’s a cocktail of darkness from the City of Roses.

Great local authors apply a noir lens to our fair city.

Explore the dark, rainy underbelly of one of America's most beautiful but enigmatic cities.


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