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Atlanta noir [electronic resource].

Jones, Tayari, (editor,, author,, writer of introduction.). hoopla digital. (Added Author). Read by Ron Butler, Bahni Turpin. (Cast).
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  • ISBN: 9781977390899 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1977390897 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 02 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Audio, 2018.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Ron Butler, Bahni Turpin.
Summary, etc.:
Atlanta itself is a crime scene. After all, Georgia was founded as a de facto penal colony and in 1864, Sherman burned the city to the ground. We might argue about whether the arson was the crime or the response to the crime, but this is indisputable: Atlanta is a city sewn from the ashes and everything that grows here is at once fertilized and corrupted by the past . . . These stories do not necessarily conform to the traditional expectations of noir . . . However, they all share the quality of exposing the rot underneath the scent of magnolia and pine. Noir, in my opinion, is more a question of tone than content. The moral universe of the story is as significant as the physical space. Noir is a realm where the good guys seldom win; perhaps they hardly exist at all. Few bad deeds go unrewarded, and good intentions are not the road to hell, but are hell itself . . . Welcome to Atlanta Noir. Come sit on the veranda, or the terrace of a high-rise condo. Pour yourself a glass of sweet tea, and fortify it with a slug of bourbon. Put your feet up. Enjoy these stories, and watch your back. Contains mature themes.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Detective and mystery stories, American.
Noir fiction, American.
American fiction > Georgia > Atlanta.
Short stories, American.
Atlanta (Ga.) > Fiction.
Genre: Short stories.

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