Friday, July 16, 2010

Indian Country Noir




Indian Country Noir




The sharpest, most stylized, and ambitious anthology of Native American literature ever published.



Brand-new stories by:
 Mistina Bates, Jean Rae Baxter, Lawrence Block, Joseph Bruchac, David Cole, Reed Farrel Coleman, O'Neil De Noux, A.A. HedgeCoke, Gerard Houarner, Liz Martinez, R. Narvaez, Kimberly Roppolo, Leonard Schonberg, and Melissa Yi.
With a foreword by Richard B. Williams, president & CEO of the American Indian College Fund
Launched with the summer '04 award-winning best seller Brooklyn NoirAkashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies. Each book is comprised of all-new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.
Step into Indian Country. Enter into the dark welter of troubled history throughout the Americas where the heritage of violence meets the ferocity of intent. The protagonists of these stories--whichever side of the law they're on--use their familiarity with Indian cultures to accomplish goals ranging from chilling murder to a satisfying participation in the criminal justice system.
Authors with Indian heritage or blood join non-Indian authors in creating stories in settings as diverse as the terror-ridden atmosphere of the Indian boarding schools to the dubious sleaze of contemporary casinos.
Sarah Cortez, a law-enforcement officer, is the award-winning author of the poetry collection How To Undress a Cop. Cortez coedited with Liz Martinez the fiction anthology, Hit list: The Best of Latino Mystery. She brings her heritage and blood as a Tejana with Mexican, French, Comanche, and Spanish to the written page.
Liz Martinez's stories have appeared in Manhattan NoirQueens Noir, and Cop Tales 2000. She is also the author of the nonfiction book The Retails Managers Guide to Crime and Loss Prevention and her articles about security and law enforcement have appeared in publications around the world. She is a member of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers and she lives in New York.
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