Thursday, July 19, 2007

Bronx Noir Reading

Tuesday | July 24, 2007 at 7pm

Partners & Crime Mystery Booksellers
44 Greenwich Ave. (at Charles St.)

The Noir Series began with Brooklyn Noir, and has traveled around the country and the world to now return back to NYC with Bronx Noir. The Noir series is the brain child of Akashic Books, a Brooklyn-based publisher.

Come celebrate the latest installment in the award-winning Akashic Noir Series with editor SJ Rozan and many of the other contributors to the volume. BEER, WINE, and other refreshments will be served.

For a time in the '70s and '80s the name was synonymous (to non-Bronxites) with a vast urban maelstrom of lawlessness and decay. But the place was always more complicated than that. There's the Bronx Zoo, and the Botanical Garden; there are universities and Yankee Stadium, grand estates and squalid housing projects, the sinking Concourse and nautical City Island.

This is not to say crime isn't, potentially, everywhere. Just that the Bronx has more everywheres than most people imagine. The writers represented in Bronx Noir know the borough so well that, reading the book, you'll smell it, feel it, see it, hear it. The sights and scents will be multitudinous and as distinct as the neighborhoods. And everyone of them, in all their glorious mutual contradiction, is the Bronx.


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