Paris Noir

(Book - 2008)
Paris Noir

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"The dank and sweaty crime scenes in Paris Noir ...testify to the fact that the French invented "noir." Among the jarring images in this story collection, Didier Daeninckx's murky view of the after-hours scene in Porte Saint-Denis and Marc Villard's gritty look at the sex trade in Les Halles are correctives to all those persistent romantic fantasies about the city."-- New York Times Paris Noir takes you on a ride through the old medieval center of town with its winding streets, its ghosts, and its secrets buried in history. This is more than an homage to the crime genre, to Melville and Godard, it's also a lush introduction to the very best in French fiction. Brand-new stories from: Marc Villard, Didier Daeninckx, Jean-Bernard Pouy, Salim Bachi, Christophe Mercier, Jerome Leroy, DOA, Laurent Martin, Herve Prudon, Patrick Pecherot, Dominique Mainard, and Chantal Pelletier. Aurélien Masson is the director of la Série Noire at Gallimard, one of France's leading publishing companies.
Title: Paris noir
Publisher: New York : Akashic, 2008
Characteristics: 289 p. : map ; 21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "AKB146"--Spine
Contents: The chauffeur / Marc Villard
The Chinese guy / Chantal Pelletier
Big brother / Salim Bachi
Berthet's leaving / Jérôme Leroy
Like a tragedy / Laurent Martin
Christmas / Christophe Mercier
The revenge of the waiters / Jean-Bernard Pouy
La vie en rose / Dominique Mainard
Rue des Degrés / Didier Daeninckx
Dead memory / Patrick Pécherot
Precious / DOA
No comprendo The stranger / Hervé Prudon
Additional Contributors: Ball, David 1937-
Masson, Aurélien
ISBN: 1933354631
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY PARIS N 2008
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Aurélian Masson ; translated by David Ball ... [and others]
Subject Headings: Paris (France) Fiction Detective and mystery stories, French Translations into English
Genre/Form: Short stories
Mystery fiction
Noir fiction
Topical Term: Detective and mystery stories, French
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