Friday, October 2, 2009

Join our Celebration! SATURDAY OCTOBER 3 Phoenix Noir 6:00 pm/ Our 20th Birthday Party

Today is Patrick's birthday what could more fitting than hosting a party for Phoenix Noir Edited by Patrick Millikin. Akashic, $15.95 paper (304p)
Congratulations, Patrick!

This title just earned a starred review in Publisher's Weekly: "The 16 stories in this stellar volume in Akashic's noir series paint a vivid portrait of the underside of Phoenix, where the gulf between rich and poor ensures "[c]rime, and lots of it," as Millikin observes in his introduction. The writers make superb use of locale so that the sprawl, desert, history and especially the heat become "characters" in their fiction. Among the standouts are Robert Anglen's "Growing Back," an unforgettable journey through a prisoner's consciousness, from the hell of his crimes and incarceration to the incestuous bed he shared with his mother; Luis Alberto Urrea's "Amapola," in which a teenage lothario makes the possibly fatal mistake of falling for a drug lord's daughter; and Laura Tohe's "Tom Snag," an updated version of the Native American shape-shifter myth as visited upon a hammered, horny barfly. Other contributors include Gary Phillips, Don Winslow, Lee Child, James Sallis and Megan Abbott. This book is an absolutemust-read for noir fans."

Don't miss our party and your chance to meet the authors who will be here to sign their stories in Phoenix Noir :Jon Talton
Diana Gabaldon
James Sallis
Dogo Barry Graham
Chuck Kelly
Stella Pope-Duarte
Laura Tohe
Robert Anglen
Kurt Reichenbaugh
David Corbett

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