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Sydney noir

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Akashic books continues its award - winning series of original noir anthologies with its first-ever Australian title in the series, Sydney Noir, edited by acclaimed writer John Dale and featuring brand-new stories from fourteen of our most talented authors: Mandy Sayer, John Dale, Mark Dapin, Kirsten Tranter, Eleanor Limprecht, Leigh Redhead, Robert Drewe, Julie Koh, Peter Polites, Tom Gilling, Gabrielle Lord, Philip McLaren, P.M. Newton and Peter Doyle. The stories deal with men and women who work in finance or serve in Liquorland, drive cabs or beat-up utes. They might be architects or struggling students, athletes or Aboriginal liaison officers, retired coppers or contract labourers, patternmakers or photographers, philosophy lecturers or drug dealers. Some are desperate for revenge or money and fame; others are simply caught up in circumstances beyond their control or in a sexual relationship gone wrong. The reader is taken from Kings Cross to La Perouse, from Balmain to Parramatta, Redfern to Maroubra, Clovelly to Bankstown, Sydney Harbour to Edgecliff, Newtown to Ashfield, and Lavender Bay to Mosman. There are no safe spaces in this collection. What Sydney Noir does best is to provide a window onto the street. Sit back and enjoy the view.
Main title:
Sydney noir / edited by John Dale.
Dale, John, editor
Brooklyn, New York : Akashic Books, 2019.
244 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Series title:
An anthology of stories edited by John Dale
The Passenger / by Kirsten Tranter -- The Birthday present / by Mandy Sayer -- Good boy, bad girl / by John Dale -- In the dunes / by Eleanor Limprecht -- In the court of the lion king / by Mark Dapin -- The Transmutation of sex / by Leigh Redhead -- The Patternmaker / by Julie Koh -- Toxic nostalgia / by Peter Polites -- The Razor / by Robert Drewe -- Rip-Off / by Tom Gilling -- Slow burn / by Gabrielle Lord -- Black cul-de-sac / by Philip McLaren -- Chinaman's beach / by P.M. Newton -- Good bloke / by Peter Doyle
9781617755811 (paperback)
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