Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Tag: Noir Series

“Hit the Till” by Costa Koutsoutis

The first thing out of his mouth when I sat down was about the High Park. I hadn’t been in maybe a year or so since I’d moved out of the neighborhood, but my brother was a regular . . .

“Snakes” by Bruce Harris

The cop listened. He pulled it together long enough to ask the caller to repeat himself. “It’s not funny. It’s theft. Someone took a porta potty!” . . .

“I Am Woman” by M. Soni

She loved the sound of her high heels on the pavement. A casual unhurried I’m in control sound. She knew the higher the heels, the more elegant her walk . . .

“Quiet” by Tricia Bauer

I was quiet. I was able to be quiet. My sister more than made up for my absence of audible response to every situation. . .

“Rent” by Mark Budman

The strange woman at my door holds a knife and a fork. Her cutlery is sharp. She smells of raw oysters. A bag hangs over her shoulders . . .


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