By Peter Maravelis (ed.)
Fresh tales through: Domenic Stansberry, Barry Gifford, Eddie Muller, Robert Mailer Anderson, Michelle Tea, Peter Plate, Kate Braverman, David Corbett, Alejandro Murguía, Sin Soracco, Alvin Lu, Jon Longhi, Will Christopher Baer, Jim Nesbit, and David Henry Sterry.San Francisco Noir lashes out with hard-biting, all-original stories exploring the shadowy nether areas of scenic "Baghdad by means of the Bay." Virtuosos of the style catch up with the easiest of S.F.'s literary fiction neighborhood to chart a special psycho-geography for a gloomy landscape.From internal urban boroughs to the outlands, each one contributor deals an unique tale dependent in a different local. now and then brutal, darkly funny, and revelatory--the tales converse of a hidden San Francisco, a city the place the fog is yet a prelude to darker realities lingering beneath.“The protagonists of noir fiction have their very own agendas, yet for readers a lot of the excitement is unraveling the secret and interpreting the clues that represent a urban, and if there's a love tale in noir writing it’s the eagerness of writers, readers, and protagonists for the gritty geographical info. because the our bodies drop within the powerful tales right here, steep, fog-wrapped, fratricidal San Francisco comes alive: listed below are previous neighborhoods, bars, bookstores, the well-known after which forgotten landlord arson at sixteenth and Valencia, buried streams, streetcars, parks, a misplaced urban and the recent urban haunting nearly each web page of this beautiful anthology of San Francisco noir.” —Rebecca Solnit“I was once pondering concerning the city’s shadowside that the courses didn’t exhibit. those most sensible writers are of the ‘As undesirable because it will get’ model, after which worse. should you like puke, worry & loathing attributable to stray bullets, happenstance getting the hero who's an anti-hero relatively, a male corpse rotting within the bath whereas the girl poops within the backyard, the Reverend Christmas shot within the ear through the PO-lice, then this can be your reliable learn for a murky, perhaps even gritty, weekend.” —Janwillem van de Wetering“San Francisco has lengthy been a urban of again alleys and black figures; this can be its romantic map.” —Michael Ray, Editor, Zoetrope All-Story
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The nurse who takes care of me—who scoots me up off my ass and empties my bedpan—she was born in Saigon, just before the fall. 1971, I think. French Vietnamese, but the French part doesn’t matter here in the States. Either way, she doesn’t give a fuck about me. Outside the sunlight is white, and I glimpse the airplanes descending. We have a new airport, a new convention center. Every place, these days, has a new convention center. Every place you go, there are airplanes descending and signs advertising a casino on the edge of town.
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She inferred from his cheerfulness that Pilgrim had informed him of his good fortune. Once Pilgrim executed his documents, the former wrestler and part-time bouncer would stand to inherit a princely sum. Pausing at the window, she watched him flounce out to his beat-up car. He’ll buy himself a new one first thing, she thought, something everyone will stare at. New car, new clothes, flash and trash, waste it all. But who’s the bigger fool for that—him or Pilgrim? She went into the bedroom and stood beside the bed.