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By Tayari Jones

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

"These tales, so much of them through relative unknowns, supply 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 gains tales from a magnificent roster of expertise together with Jim Grimsley, Sheri Joseph, Gillian Royes, Anthony Grooms and David James Poissant. The 14 choices every one happen in several Atlanta neighborhood."
--Atlanta-Journal Constitution

"Now comes Atlanta Noir, an anthology that masterfully blends a refrain of voices, either popular and new, from each nook of Atlanta...The magic of Atlanta Noir is instantly obvious, beginning with the creation Jones pens. It doesn’t relaxation completely upon the breadth of writers yet on how their phrases, tales and references are so Atlanta--so very specific, so very frequent and so very conveniently, if you understand the town, nostalgic. And if you happen to don’t? The feel 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, each one set in a unique urban, from ny to Manila. This month welcomes the discharge of Atlanta Noir, a suite of 14 brief tales by way of often Southern writers, together with locals Jim Grimsley and John Holman. one other remarkable 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 publication contains all new tales, each set in a special local or position in the respective urban. This much-anticipated and long-overdue installment in Akashic's Noir sequence finds many aspects of Atlanta identified purely 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 way of Tayari Jones:

Atlanta itself is a criminal offense scene. in spite of everything, Georgia used to be based as a de facto penal colony and in 1864, Sherman burned the town to the floor. we would argue approximately no matter 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 thing that grows this is right now fertilized and corrupted by means of the past...

These tales don't inevitably agree to the conventional expectancies of noir...However, all of them percentage the standard of revealing the rot beneath the smell of magnolia and pine. Noir, for my part, is extra a question of tone than content material. the ethical universe of the tale is as major because the actual area. Noir is a realm the place the nice men seldom win; maybe they hardly ever exist in any respect. Few undesirable deeds pass unrewarded, and reliable intentions usually are not 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 condominium. Pour your self a pitcher of candy tea, and enhance it with a slug of bourbon. positioned your toes up. take pleasure in those tales, and watch your back.

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