Tel Aviv Noir (Akashic Noir) by Assaf Gavron, Lavie Tidhar, Etgar Keret, Gadi Taub, Matan
By Assaf Gavron, Lavie Tidhar, Etgar Keret, Gadi Taub, Matan Hermoni, Deakla Keydar, Gon Ben Ari, Antonio Ungar, Silje Bekeng, Shimon Adaf, Julia Fermentto, Yoav Katz, Alex Epstein, Gai Ad, Yardenne Greenspan
Akashic Books maintains its groundbreaking sequence of unique noir anthologies, introduced with the summer season '04 award-winning most sensible vendor Brooklyn Noir. each one e-book is produced from all-new tales, every one set in a special local or place in the respective urban. For Tel Aviv Noir, Etgar Keret and Assaf Gavron have masterfully assembled a few of Israel's best modern writers right into a compulsively readable collection.
"This continuously robust assortment showcases a bunch of Israeli writers who're now not renowned within the U.S. certainly one of many highlights within the long-running Akashic series."
--Booklist, Starred review
"May be some of the best in a usually reliable series....This assortment escapes the boundaries of formulation fiction and units the bar excessive for next Noir choices. The style is sizzling, Tel Aviv is unique, and this quantity is exceptional. What's to not like?"
--Library magazine, Starred review
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Little black flies swarmed around the fruit. Sam stretched out one arm and grabbed a banana, and the monster trembled. He pulled but the banana wouldn’t break loose. He glanced down and around at the townsfolk. Everyone was silent, watching him, waiting, he thought, for him to make a mistake and fall. Crazy Sam Briggs. “Okay,” he said. ” He jerked at the banana, once, twice, and it came away in his hand. She groaned. Where the banana had been attached, bright red blood gathered and fell in slow drops to the dusty street below.
He let them bunch up at the door behind him, then stepped aside and switched on the light to reveal a lavishly appointed dinner table. The walls of the dining room had been papered white with a faint red rose pattern. A picture Stuart had first mistaken for a big photograph mimicked a window on one wall. When he looked a little closer he saw it was a painting. Not a very good painting. He doubted even a very good painting would have chased away the overwhelming sense of being underground. It had something to do with the way light and sound behaved, something about the earthy smell of the air.
There’s still time for negotiation, Jessica,” I said. ” Jessica was doing what the nanopeople thought was Mom’s voice. I wasn’t fooled. Mom never whined. Not the old Mom anyway. At least we had the nanopeople’s attention these days. At first, Jessica had not bothered to even acknowledge our existence. Then we started pushing Mom into water over her head, and Jessica decided to talk to us. I tied the big rubber bands to Mom’s boots. “The word is bungee, Jessica,” Ada said. My sister was becoming one scary chick, I thought, what with her horse tattoo and western hat and the ever-present toothpick in the corner of her mouth.