Monthly Archives: October 2014

Bookslinger Update: “Crip”

The Bookslinger app has been updated with a new story!

9781933354491This weeks story comes from Las Vegas Noir, edited by Jarret Keene and Todd James Pierce and published by Akashic Books. In this chilling portrait of America’s Sin City, lady luck is just as likely to dispense cold hard cash as a cold-hearted killing. Las Vegas provides the classic sophistication and darkness necessary for a deadly noir story. Stylish, sultry, brimming with ambition and greed, the characters that populate this literary Las Vegas are pushed to the extremes of human experience. From the neon glitter of the Strip to the treacherous views of Red Rock Canyon and Boulder City, from the desperation of Naked City to the racial tensions of the Westside, no other location offers so many different avenues leading to serious trouble.

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Bookslinger Update: “Blue”

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9781936747641The story this week comes from Fire Year by Jason K. Friedman, published by Sarabande Books. Friedman investigates art, sexuality, love, and religion in seven unconventional and engrossing short stories. A gay man attends his high school reunion in Savannah, where he’s pursued by the now-married former football star. An awkward teenager grapples with notions of God and girls at his bar mitzvah. A curator’s assistant struggles to understand a five hundred-year-old Italian painter’s body of work, until his boyfriend (whom he’s previously written off as frivolous), makes an accidental discovery that challenges decades of art criticism. A moving picture of the trials religious, cultural, and sexual minorities experience in Georgia and the Deep South.

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Bookslinger Update: “The Dead Man’s Wife”

The Bookslinger app has been updated with a new story!

9781936070640This week’s story comes from Lone Star Noir, a collection of short crime and mystery stories by a variety of authors, edited by Bobby Byrd and Johnny Byrd and published by Akashic Books. Texas enters the Akashic Noir Series arena with a dazzling array of terrifying, well-crafted short fiction.

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Bookslinger Update: “Welcome to America”

The Bookslinger app has been updated with a new story!

9781933149806The story this week comes from Stealing Cherries by Marina Rubin, published by Manic D Press, Inc. Whether she’s writing an engaging account of childhood memories from the Ukraine (“Otlichnitsa”), her family’s quixotic immigration experiences (“Welcome to America”), or current romantic misadventures (“Curious Things at the W Hotel”), with a unique voice and sharp eye for detail, award-winning author Marina Rubin reveals the triumphant absurdities of contemporary times. Her stories and characters are all too human, too familiar, too flawed, and just charming enough to be endearing and unforgettable in these poetic, bite-sized short stories.

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