Re: RARA-AVIS: Canadian Noir

From: jordan_mcpeek (
Date: 17 Apr 2007

--- In, "Kerry J. Schooley"
<gsp.schoo@...> wrote:

> Peter Sellers and I managed to put out three anthologies of Canuck
Noir a few short years back

How did that series do? I picked up two of them. Did it sell internationally? Anymore to come?

I notice Akashic has a Toronto Noir at the very bottom of its forthcoming books schedule, long after Istanbul Noir and Lagos Noir, although I won't get depressed about the placement because the list appears to be in alphabetical order.

Aside from the Canuck stuff, I'm looking forward to the international flavour of several upcoming titles in the Akashic series (Istanbul, Lagos, Delhi, Havana, Paris, Rome). I'm currently thoroughly enjoying Robert Wilson's The Big Killing and a big part of it is the West African setting. It adds a different perspective simply because everyday norms are so different from the usual North American or English settings, yet it contains familiar noir themes. I'm hoping these upcoming Akashic books will give me more of that since I can't really think of too many noir titles set outside the US or Great Britain.

Jordan in Winnipeg

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