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Paperback Twin Cities Noir (Akashic Noir) Book

ISBN: 1888451971

ISBN13: 9781888451979

Twin Cities Noir (Akashic Noir)

(Part of the Akashic noir Series)

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As recently as the mid-90s, Minneapolis was called Murderopolis due to a rash of killings that occurred over a long hot summer. St Paul was originally named after Pig's Eye Parrant - trapper, moonshiner and proprietor of the most popular drinking establishment on the Mississippi. In 1849, when Minnesota became a territory, the town leaders, realising that a place called Pig's Eye might not inspire civic confidence, changed the name to St Paul. Here...

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Clever collection of noir fiction

I read this collection of noir fiction set in Minneapolis and St. Paul, and absolutely love it, especially because I've also read Manhattan Noir, and enjoyed comparing how the Manhattan Noir writers and the Twin Cities Noir writers defined "noir." There's definitely an absurd, Midwestern sensibility to these stories, which I enjoyed. what really impressed me as well was that all the stories were strong, even though some of them were written by previously unpublished fiction writers. I'm glad that Akashic was able to brilliantly reveal the noir aspects behind the facade of Midwestern reticence and kindness in these short stories that anyone who understands the Midwest or would like to better understand the Midwest should read.
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