Boston Noir

Boston Noir

by Dennis Lehane (Editor)
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Boston Noir by Dennis Lehane


Featuring "Animal Rescue," the basis for the motion picture The Drop by Dennis Lehane

"Dennis Lehane advises us not to judge the genre by its Hollywood images of sharp men in fedoras lighting cigarettes for femmes fatales standing in the dark alleys. . . . [Lehane] writes persuasively of the gentrification that has . . . left people feeling crushed."—New York Times Book Review

Brand-new stories by: Dennis Lehane, Stewart O'Nan, Patricia Powell, John Dufresne, Lynne Heitman, Don Lee, Russ Aborn, Itabari Njeri, Jim Fusilli, Brendan DuBois, and Dana Cameron.

Dennis Lehane (Mystic River, The Given Day) has proven himself to be a master of both crime fiction and literary fiction. Here, he extends his literary prowess to that of master curator. In keeping with the Akashic Noir series tradition, each story in Boston Noir is set in a different neighborhood of the city—the impressively diverse collection extends from Roxbury to Cambridge, from Southie to the Boston Harbor, and all stops in between.

Lehane's own contribution—the longest story in the volume—is set in his beloved home neighborhood of Dorchester and showcases his phenomenal ability to grip the heart, soul, and throat of the reader.

In 2003, Lehane's novel Mystic River was adapted into film and quickly garnered six Academy Award nominations (with Sean Penn and Tim Robbins each winning Academy Awards). Boston Noir launches in November 2009 just as Shutter Island, the film based on Lehane's best-selling 2003 novel of the same title, hits the big screen.

Dennis Lehane is the author of The New York Times bestseller Mystic River (also an Academy Award–winning major motion picture); Prayers for Rain; Gone, Baby, Gone (also a major motion picture); Sacred; Darkness, Take My Hand; A Drink Before the War, which won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel; and, most recently, The Given Day. A native of Dorchester, Massachusetts, he splits his time between the Boston area and Florida.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781933354910
Publisher: Akashic Books
Publication date: 11/01/2009
Series: Akashic Noir Series
Pages: 270
Sales rank: 553,481
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author


Dennis Lehane is the author of the New York Times bestseller Mystic River; Prayers for Rain; Gone, Baby, Gone; Sacred; Darkness, Take My Hand; A Drink Before the War, which won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel; and, most recently, The Given Day. A native of Dorchester, Massachusetts, he splits his time between the Boston area and Florida.

Hometown:

Boston, Massachusetts

Date of Birth:

August 4, 1965

Place of Birth:

Dorchester, Massachusetts

Education:

B.A., Eckerd College, 1988; M.F.A., Florida International University, 1993

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Boston Noir 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
iluvvideo More than 1 year ago
A collection of eleven short stories set in Boston's neighborhoods display a good grasp not only of noir style storytelling, but also of Boston's fast vanishing uniqueness. The local toughs aka knuckleheads; our colloquialisms 'wicked pissah' and the neighborhood family feel all almost lost to progress thru gentrification. Edited by native resident Dennis Lehane, who also contributes a story, the stories seem reminiscent of an earlier time, capturing local Boston in all her glory. My favorites include Lehane's 'Animal Rescue'; Patricia Powell's 'Dark Waters'; Dana Cameron's 'Femme Sole'; Brendan Dubois' ' The Dark Island'; John Dufresne's Cross Eyed Bear' and Russ Aborn's 'Turn Speed'. Which will yours be? Read and be pleasurably entertained!
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Riffin_Rick More than 1 year ago
As advertised, the short stories in this collection are dark, edgy, tales of ordinary humanity, wonderfully written to leave the reader feeling uncomfortable with the decided lack of a hero's happy resolution. All New Englanders will relate to the Boston milieu and immediately relate to the imagery and local characters well outside of the polished, upscale and urbane gentility of the blue-blooded snobbery which, for some, is the character Boston exudes to the outside world. My only criticism is that the collection was too short.
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Disputandi More than 1 year ago
Especially love the first story. Very different from Lynne Heitman's four novels about the airline industry's shenanigans. It's raining outside and getting colder. Hope I can make this book last.
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