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By Tayari Jones

"Atlanta has its percentage, probably greater than its percentage, of prosperity. yet wealth is not any shield opposed to peril...Creepy in addition to darkish, grim in outlook...Hints of the supernatural may possibly make those tales...appealing to fanatics of ghost stories."
--Kirkus Reviews

"These tales, so much of them through relative unknowns, provide lots of human interest...All the stories have a Southern feel."
--Publishers Weekly

"Jones, writer of Leaving Atlanta, returns to the South through Akashic's ever-growing urban anthology sequence. the gathering positive factors tales from a magnificent roster of expertise together with Jim Grimsley, Sheri Joseph, Gillian Royes, Anthony Grooms and David James Poissant. The 14 decisions every one ensue in numerous Atlanta neighborhood."
--Atlanta-Journal Constitution

"Now comes Atlanta Noir, an anthology that masterfully blends a refrain of voices, either favourite and new, from each nook of Atlanta...The magic of Atlanta Noir is quickly obvious, beginning with the creation Jones pens. It doesn’t leisure completely upon the breadth of writers yet on how their phrases, tales and references are so Atlanta--so very specific, so very favourite and so very easily, if you recognize town, nostalgic. And in the event you don’t? The experience of position it captures evokes a wish to get to understand Atlanta and its stories."
--ArtsATL

"Akashic Books has released greater than 50 volumes of its 'Noir' anthologies, every one set in a unique urban, from new york to Manila. This month welcomes the discharge of Atlanta Noir, a set of 14 brief tales through generally Southern writers, together with locals Jim Grimsley and John Holman. one other extraordinary contributor: the book’s editor, award-winning novelist and Spelman alum Tayari Jones. She calls Atlanta--with its gentility, city grit, and background that levels from stirring to grotesque--'the noirest city within the nation.'"
--Atlanta Magazine, best Atlanta occasion choose for August

Akashic Books maintains its award-winning sequence of unique noir anthologies, introduced in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. every one e-book contains all new tales, each set in a unique local or position in the respective urban. This much-anticipated and long-overdue installment in Akashic's Noir sequence unearths many aspects of Atlanta identified basically to its residents.

Brand-new tales by: Tananarive Due, Kenji Jasper, Tayari Jones, Dallas Hudgens, Jim Grimsley, Brandon Massey, Jennifer Harlow, Sheri Joseph, Alesia Parker, Gillian Royes, Anthony Grooms, John Holman, Daniel Black, and David James Poissant.

From the creation by means of Tayari Jones:

Atlanta itself is a criminal offense scene. finally, Georgia was once based as a de facto penal colony and in 1864, Sherman burned the town to the floor. we would argue approximately even if the arson was once the crime or the reaction to the crime, yet this is often undeniable: Atlanta is a urban sewn from the ashes and every little thing that grows here's instantaneously fertilized and corrupted by way of the past...

These tales don't inevitably agree to the conventional expectancies of noir...However, all of them percentage the standard of disclosing the rot beneath the smell of magnolia and pine. Noir, in my view, is extra a question of tone than content material. the ethical universe of the tale is as major because the actual house. Noir is a realm the place the great men seldom win; might be they infrequently exist in any respect. Few undesirable deeds cross unrewarded, and solid intentions aren't the line to hell, yet are hell itself...Welcome to Atlanta Noir. Come take a seat at the veranda, or the terrace of a high-rise apartment. Pour your self a pitcher of candy tea, and enhance it with a slug of bourbon. placed your toes up. get pleasure from those tales, and watch your back.

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