Re: RARA-AVIS: Miami Noir, out in Nov; plus a note on Miami Purity

From: Robert Elkin (
Date: 30 Sep 2006

Vicki: The intro to your story itself is perhaps worthy of the price. BTW--Anything happening with the Miami Purity reprint? I have SCORES of students who NEED this book to offset the evil nature of the pundits pushing today's governing metanarratives... Rob

--- wrote:

> Of course, I'm happy about this review because my
> story is mentioned, but
> I'm sure it's of interest to the group, so I have a
> good excuse to send it
> around! Vicki
> Miami Noir
> Standiford, Les (Editor)
> Series Title: Akashic Noir
> ISBN: 1933354135
> Akashic Books
> Published 2006-11
> Paperback , $15.95 (355p)
> Fiction | Anthologies (multiple authors); Fiction |
> Mystery & Detective -
> General
> Ages
> Reviewed 2006-09-25
> Publisher's Weekly
> Sixteen new, diverse and highly entertaining
> mystery stories pack Akashic's
> latest city-by-city tour of modern noir,
> spotlighting the "Miami School,"
> which has sprung to dynamic life in the wake of the
> legendary Charles Willeford
> and his signature novel Miami Blues . This
> anthology prowls through South
> Beach and across Alligator Alley, hitting every
> demographic, from long-term
> Cuban 魩gr鳠 to Haitian boat people and the garden
> variety psychopathic redneck.
> In James W. Hall's "Ride Along," a college
> professor with an interest in
> crime writing goes slumming with a thug called
> Jumpy-"6'4", skinny as a
> greyhound, pasty-skinned, all knuckles and Adam's
> apple"-with unexpected results.
> Vicki Hendricks does a neat deconstruction of
> classic noir with "Boozanne,
> Lemme Be," wherein the 4'10" protagonist-"too short
> for normal chicks, too tall
> for a dwarf"-lives undetected under a house until he
> connects with the titular
> Boozanne and dives still further into ruin. This
> volume is as solid as the
> coral rock lying beneath the Miami streets.(Nov.)
> [Non-text portions of this message have been
> removed]

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