Portland Noir by Kevin Sampsell
(Akashic Noir)

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Synopsis

In a city full of police controversies, hippie artist punk houses, and overzealous liberals, Portland, Oregon, is a place where even its fiction blurs with its bizarre realities.

Brand-new stories by: Gigi Little, Justin Hocking, Christopher Bolton, Jess Walter, Monica Drake, Jamie S. Rich (illustrated by Joelle Jones), Dan DeWeese, Zoe Trope, Luciana Lopez, Karen Karbo, Bill Cameron, Ariel Gore, Floyd Skloot, Megan Kruse, Kimberly Warner-Cohen, and Jonathan Selwood.

Editor Kevin Sampsell is a bookstore employee and writer. He is the author of a short story collection, Creamy Bullets (Chiasmus Press), and the upcoming memoir The Suitcase (HarperPerennial, summer 2009). He is also the editor of The Insomniac Reader (Manic D Press) and the publisher of the micropress Future Tense Books.

 

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Kevin Sampsell is a bookstore employee and writer. He is the author of a short story collection, Creamy Bullets (Chiasmus Press) and the upcoming memoir, The Suitcase (HarperPerennial, summer 2009). He is also the editor of The Insomniac Reader (Manic D Press) and the publisher of the micropress, Future Tense Books.
 
Published June 1, 2009 by Akashic Books. 281 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction

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Oregon Live

"Portland Noir," one of the newest in a now heralded series (with numerous editions set in cities and a few countries around the world) follows the clever format of its precedents: a short story collection by locally based authors with each story set in a particular neighborhood or district of th...

May 29 2009 | Read Full Review of Portland Noir (Akashic Noir)

Bookmarks Magazine

Rich (illustrated by Joelle Jones), Dan DeWeese, Zoe Trope, Luciana Lopez, Karen Karbo, Bill Cameron, Ariel Gore, Floyd Skloot, Megan Kruse, Kimberly Warner-Cohen, and Jonathan Selwood.Editor Kevin Sampsell is a bookstore employee and writer.

May 31 2009 | Read Full Review of Portland Noir (Akashic Noir)

A Patchwork of Books

Haly lives in the Libyrinth, a giant maze-like library of books that are tended by Libyrarians who work to preserve their world's small store of knowledge.She hears the voices of the books and knows their stories without reading them, but has hidden the ability for years to avoid ridicule.Yet, no...

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