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Kingston Noir

(2012)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
Launched with the summer '04 award-winning best-seller Brooklyn Noir, Akashic 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 geographical area of the book. Original stories by Marlon James, Kwame Dawes, Patricia Powell, Chris Abani, Marcia Douglas, Leone Ross, Kei Miller, Christopher John Farley, Ian Thomson, Thomas Glave, and Colin Channer.

From "Trench Town" to "Half Way Tree" to "Norbrook" to "Portmore" and beyond, the stories of Kingston Noir shine light into the darkest corners of this fabled city. Joining award-winning Jamaican authors such as Marlon James, Leone Ross, and Thomas Glave are two "special guest" writers with no Jamaican lineage: Nigerian-born Chris Abani and British writer Ian Thomson. The menacing tone that runs through some of these stories is counterbalanced by the clever humor in others, such as Kei Miller's "white gyal with a camera", who softens even the hardest of August Town's gangsters; and Mr. Brown, the private investigator in Kwame Dawes' story, who explains why his girth works to his advantage: "In Jamaica, a woman like a big man. She can see he is prosperous, and that he can be in charge." Together, the outstanding tales in Kingston Noir comprise the best volume of short fiction ever to arise from the literary wellspring that is Jamaica.

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Paperback Editions

May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Kingston Noir (Akashic Noir)
Author(s): Colin Channer
ISBN: 1-61775-074-3 / 978-1-61775-074-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Akashic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

June 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Kingston Noir
Author(s): Colin Channer
ISBN: 1-5226-9262-2 / 978-1-5226-9262-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


November 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Kingston Noir
Author(s): Colin Channer
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


November 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Kingston Noir
Author(s): Colin Channer
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Kingston Noir
Author(s): Colin Channer
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Kingston Noir (Akashic Noir)
Author(s): Colin Channer
Publisher: Akashic Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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