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

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By Mayra Santos-Febres (Editor)
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La capital de Puerto Rico entra la serie noir, editado por una de las autoras mĂĄs conocidas de San Juan.

La serie noir ha hecho una marca fuerte en el Caribe con Havana Noir, Kingston Noir, Haiti 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, JosĂ© Rabelo, Luis NegrĂłn, Yolanda Arroyo Pizarro, Ana MarĂ­a Fuster LavĂ­n, Janette Becerra, Manolo NĂșñez NegrĂłn, Tere DĂĄvila, Edmaris Carazo, Alejandro Álvarez Nieves, Charlie VĂĄzquez y Manuel A. MelĂ©ndez.

About the Author

MAYRA SANTOS-FEBRES has published more than twenty-five books of poetry, short stories, essay collections, and novels. Among her most import titles are Sirena Selena (2000), Our Lady of the Night (2006), and La amante de Gardel (2015). Her works have been translated into Croatian, Icelandic, French, Italian, German, and English. She currently teaches creative writing at the University of Puerto Rico, and is one of the main organizers of Festival de la Palabra. She is the editor of San Juan Noir (also available in Spanish).

Praise For…

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

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
Product Details
ISBN: 9781617754883
ISBN-10: 1617754889
Publisher: Akashic Books, Ltd.
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Pages: 184
Language: Spanish
Series: Akashic Noir