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Montreal Noir

(2017)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each title comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Following the success of Toronto Noir, the Noir series explores new Canadian terrain, featuring both English and Francophone authors.

Brand-new stories by: Patrick Senecal, Tess Fragoulis, Howard Shrier, Michel Basilieres, Robert Pobi, Samuel Archibald, Genevieve Lefebvre, Ian Truman, Johanne Seymour, Arjun Basu, Martin Michaud, Melissa Yi, Catherine McKenzie, Peter Kirby, and Brad Smith.

From the introduction by John McFetridge and Jacques Filippi:

Montreal is one of the oldest cities in North America and seems to be in a constant state of flux, changing its personality every few decades. Today, the city has its own language: Franglais (or Frenglish).

Maybe the first word spoken in that language was noir.... Perhaps it's fitting that a collection that brings so many of Montreal's cultures together is noir. Much of the city's literary tradition was defined by the two solitudes, and most of the works delved deeply into single neighborhoods....

This collection, with voices of French and English writers, visits many neighborhoods and combines them into something that is, if not totally coherent, at least as coherent as the beautiful mess that is Montreal....

Each neighborhood is different, and of course, each Montrealer (Montrealais) is different, making up the pieces of the mosaic of our city. Some are bright and shiny, others are darker and somber, but all have a shadow in the noir.

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Montreal Noir (Akashic Noir)
Author(s): John McFetridge, Jacques Filippi
ISBN: 1-61775-345-9 / 978-1-61775-345-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Akashic Books
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Audio Editions

September 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Montreal Noir
Author(s): John McFetridge, Jacques Filippi (Editor)
ISBN: 1-72133-987-6 / 978-1-72133-987-7
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Montreal Noir
Author(s): John McFetridge, Jacques Filippi - editor
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Montreal Noir
Author(s): John McFetridge, Jacques Filippi - editor
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Montreal Noir
Author(s): John McFetridge, Jacques Filippi - editor
Publisher: Audible Studios
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July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Montreal Noir
Author(s): John McFetridge, Jacques Filippi - editor
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Montreal Noir (Akashic Noir)
Author(s): John McFetridge, Jacques Filippi
Publisher: Akashic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU