Friday, October 21, 2011
This is a selection of brand new short stories and poems by some of our favorite authors. With over 50 books published in the "Noir" series, it was nice to find that the newest is set in New Jersey.
Being from New Jersey, of course I'm partial to our state and NEW JERSEY NOIR does not disappoint. Forget the wonderful farms in south Jersey and the rolling hills, lakes and mountains in the north, this book is the turnpike of New Jersey; a seamier and scarier vision.
I expected that more of the authors would actually be from New Jersey, but with stories from the likes of S.J. Rozan, Lou Manfredo, Robert Pinsky and Alicia Ostricker, crossing state lines was not a problem. Not a fan of poetry, but having grown up in Newark, I found myself calling friends to read parts of C.K. Williams' thought provoking and poignant NEWARK BLACK: 1940 - 1954.
Thoroughly enjoyable, NEW JERSEY NOIR is a wonderful compilation; you can't miss with this one!
Pub. Date: November 1, 2011
Available in Hardcover