By Peter Maravelis
Fresh tales via: 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 through the Bay." Virtuosos of the style catch up with the easiest of S.F.'s literary fiction neighborhood to chart a different psycho-geography for a dismal 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 communicate 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 decoding 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 hot urban haunting nearly each web page of this beautiful anthology of San Francisco noir." —Rebecca Solnit