San Juan Noir (Spanish-language edition) (Akashic Noir) (Paperback)

San Juan Noir (Spanish-language edition) (Akashic Noir) By Mayra Santos-Febres Cover Image

San Juan Noir (Spanish-language edition) (Akashic Noir) (Paperback)



La capital de Puerto Rico entra la serie noir, editado por una de las autoras más conocidas de San Juan.

“A welcomed addition to the publisher’s popular noir series, San Juan Noir has the distinction of being issued in two editions, English and Spanish, to more accurately reflect the Caribbean island’s bilingual culture. Editor Santos-Febres gathers a varied collection of stories she expects will ‘reveal a side of Puerto Rico otherwise obscured by the tourist trade and preconception.’” —NBC News Latino

La serie noir ha hecho una marca fuerte en el Caribe con Havana NoirKingston NoirHaiti Noir, y Trinidad Noir. Este volumen muestra el hecho que la isla del Puerto Rico no es totalmente playas arenosas y hoteles extravagantes. Mayra Santos-Febres es uno de los titanes literarios de la isla, y ella ha reclutado una lista estelar de compatriotas a contribuir.

Cuentos nuevos por: Wilfredo J. Burgos Matos, Ernesto Quiñonez, Mayra Santos-Febres, José Rabelo, Luis Negrón, Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, Ana María Fuster Lavín, Janette Becerra, Manolo Núñez Negrón, Tere Dávila, Edmaris Carazo, Alejandro Álvarez Nieves, Charlie Vázquez y Manuel A. Meléndez.

Product Details ISBN: 9781617754883
ISBN-10: 1617754889
Publisher: Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Pages: 184
Language: English
Series: Akashic Noir
Santos-Febres and 13 other contributors of Puerto Rican heritage take full advantage of San Juan’s wide range of disparities between rich and poor, weak and powerful, tourists and residents, in this fine addition to Akashic’s noir anthology series.
— Publishers Weekly

The stories within San Juan Noir stare right into the face of colonialism as they examine the gaps between the city’s rich and its poor, its residents and its constant flow of tourists, its colorful exterior and its gritty underbelly. This is noir with a bite, noir that enthralls with its dark tales even as it challenges the reader—do better, do better, do better.

— Literary Hub

San Juan Noir is a brilliantly polished literary gem that showcases life on the fringes of society. Every tale glows in its own darkness, piercingly tugging at the remnants of human decency. We must do better, it screams. Yes, we must. Highly recommended.

— Jamaica Gleaner