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  • ISBN 13: 9781933354910
  • ISBN 10: 1933354917
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Boston Noir

Edited by Dennis Lehane

Featuring ""Animal Rescue,"" the basis for the motion picture <I>The Drop</I> by Dennis Lehane<BR><BR>""Dennis Lehane advises us not to judge the genre by its Hollywood images of sharp men in fedoras lighting cigarettes for femmes fatales standing in the dark alleys. . . . [Lehane] writes persuasively of the gentrification that has . . . left people feeling crushed.""—<I>New York Times Book Review</I><BR><BR>Brand-new stories by: Dennis Lehane, Stewart O'Nan, Patricia Powell, John Dufresne, Lynne Heitman, Don Lee, Russ Aborn, Itabari Njeri, Jim Fusilli, Brendan DuBois, and Dana Cameron.<BR><BR>Dennis Lehane (<I>Mystic River</I>, <I>The Given Day</I>) has proven himself to be a master of both crime fiction and literary fiction. Here, he extends his literary prowess to that of master curator. In keeping with the Akashic Noir series tradition, each story in <I>Boston Noir</I> is set in a different neighborhood of the city—the impressively diverse collection extends from Roxbury to Cambridge, from Southie to the Boston Harbor, and all stops in between.<BR><BR>Lehane's own contribution—the longest story in the volume—is set in his beloved home neighborhood of Dorchester and showcases his phenomenal ability to grip the heart, soul, and throat of the reader.<BR><BR>In 2003, Lehane's novel <I>Mystic River</I> was adapted into film and quickly garnered six Academy Award nominations (with Sean Penn and Tim Robbins each winning Academy Awards). <I>Boston Noir</I> launches in November 2009 just as <I>Shutter Island</I>, the film based on Lehane's best-selling 2003 novel of the same title, hits the big screen.<BR><BR><B>Dennis Lehane</B> is the author of <I>The New York Times</I> bestseller <I>Mystic River</I> (also an Academy Award–winning major motion picture); <I>Prayers for Rain</I>; <I>Gone, Baby, Gone</I> (also a major motion picture); <I>Sacred</I>; <I>Darkness, Take My Hand</I>; <I>A Drink Before the War</I>, which won the Shamus Award for Best First Novel; and, most recently, <I>The Given Day</I>. A native of Dorchester, Massachusetts, he splits his time between the Boston area and Florida.<BR>

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