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Manila Noir (Akashic Noir) by [Jessica Hagedorn, Lourd de Veyra, F. H. Batacan, Angelo R. Lacuesta, Jose Dalisay, R. Zamora Linmark, Sabina Murray, Lysley Tenorio, Budjette Tan, Kajo Baldisimo]
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Editorial Reviews


"Held closely to their breasts by the stories are messy, edged lives flaring out in seemingly random directions. But the 14 stories themselves are all elegant and smooth, like a bladed weapon concealed in a jacket. They strike suddenly but thoroughly, leaving you wounded. Embedded in each story is a deep acceptance of the fantastically flawed life in the big city and a step out of the ordinary...Manila Noir is a masterfully crafted anthology that reminds us that, if you truly love your city, you embrace its darkness as much as--if not more than--its brightness."
--Inquirer (Philippines)

"Excellently crafted and woven together, Jessica has compiled a series of short stories that exhibit the perfect setting and story for noir. Wonderful!"
--FMAM Magazine

"This Southeast sampler is unique, possessing an overall gritty tone. Each slice of supernatural splendor pulls the reader in with their nontraditional heroes...Ultimately, readers get a strong taste of the real Manila and all her dark secrets, wanting more of while being slightly afraid of what she might do next. Manila is the perfect place for noir scenes to occur, and it is easy to get sucked into its deadly nightshade of doom."
--Criminal Class Press

"[Manila Noir] is among the most moving, effective and altogether noir entry in the entire series."

"In...Manila Noir, the latest addition to Akashic Book's series of original noir anthologies, poet, novelist, and artist Jessica Hagedorn writes of how ghosts of past occupations, buried secrets, corrupt political dealings, crime, and inequality have shaped the fabric of the Philippine capital city."
--The Margins

"It is Manila itself--its heat and throb, its particular melange of Asia and America, its poverty and wealth, its diverse neighborhoods, the iconic pan de sal--that is the main protagonist in the collection as a whole...every reader--even those with weak stomachs or no particular affinity for noir--is likely to find some that are intriguing, enjoyable or eye-opening."
--Asian Review of Books

About the Author

Jessica Hagedorn was born in Manila and now lives in New York. A novelist, poet, and playwright, her published works include Toxicology, The Gangster of Love, and Dogeaters, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. She also edited both volumes of the groundbreaking anthology Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction.

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  • File Size : 12403 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 214 pages
  • Publisher : Akashic Books (June 11, 2013)
  • Publication Date : June 11, 2013
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B00CRKR5V8
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Lending : Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gets a little repetitive after a while
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