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The Resource Cutting edge : new stories of mystery and crime by women writers, edited by Joyce Carol Oates

Cutting edge : new stories of mystery and crime by women writers, edited by Joyce Carol Oates

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Cutting edge : new stories of mystery and crime by women writers
Title
Cutting edge
Title remainder
new stories of mystery and crime by women writers
Statement of responsibility
edited by Joyce Carol Oates
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Language
eng
Summary
"This collection of feminist crime tales edited by the one and only Joyce Carol Oates is marketed to 'readers who are sick and tired of the status quo, or who just want to have a little bit of fun at the expense of a crumbling patriarchal society.' Well, isn't that everyone?" --CrimeReads, included in the Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2019 "The 15 stories and six poems in this slim yet weighty all-original noir anthology--contributors include Margaret Atwood and Edwidge Danticat--are razor-sharp and relentless in their portrayal of life, offering snapshots of dysfunction, everyday toil, and brief joy...Each story sears but does not cauterize, leaving protagonists and readers raw. As Oates points out in her introduction, and the stories hauntingly evoke, noir's strength has very little to do with man-centric plots and everything to do with female ascendance. Fans of contemporary crime fiction won't want to miss this one." --Publishers Weekly "'Is there a distinctive female noir?' asks Oates in her introduction. This collection may not settle that question, but it goes a long way toward supplying candidates for an emerging canon. There are 15 stories here, all but one of them new, and half a dozen new poems...the average [story] is high enough to satisfy readers of all genders." --Kirkus Reviews "This collection enlivens...flattened archetypes by retelling the noir narrative from the new perspectives of teenage girls, women hired hands, and mothers of children." --Book Riot, included in 9 of the Best Noir Fiction Retellings "This all original anthology features 15 stories, in which a lot of bad men get their comeuppances, by Steph Cha, Edwidge Danticat, S.J. Rozan, and other women authors. Margaret Atwood contributes six poems." --Publishers Weekly, Fall 2019 Adult Announcements (Mysteries & Thrillers) "All of the stories in this collection are excellent, and I definitely recommend it for any connoisseur of noir looking to expand their repertoire with women writers." --BookRiot, included in a list of "Noir by Women, Not Just Femme Fatales" Joyce Carol Oates, a queenpin of the noir genre, has brought her keen and discerning eye to the curation of an outstanding anthology of brand-new top-shelf short stories (and poems by Margaret Atwood!). While bad men are not always the victims in these tales, they get their due often enough to satisfy readers who are sick and tired of the gendered status quo, or who just want to have a little bit of fun at the expense of a crumbling patriarchal society. This stylistically diverse collection will make you squirm in your seat, stay up at night, laugh out loud, and inevitably wish for more. Featuring brand-new stories by: Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood (poems), Valerie Martin, Aimee Bender, Edwidge Danticat, Sheila Kohler, S.A. Solomon, S.J. Rozan, Lucy Taylor, Cas
Cataloging source
PABRO
Dewey number
809.3/872
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN3448.D4
LC item number
C88 2019
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Oates, Joyce Carol
Label
Cutting edge : new stories of mystery and crime by women writers, edited by Joyce Carol Oates
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volume
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Contents
One of these nights / by Livia Llewellyn -- A history of the world in five objects / by S.J. Rozan -- The hunger / by Lisa Linn -- Too many lunatics / by Lucy Taylor -- Please translate / by Edwidge Danticat -- The boy without a bike / by Jennifer Morales -- An early specimen / by Elizabeth McCracken -- OBF, Inc. / by Bernice L. McFadden -- Firetown / by Aimee Bender -- Thief / by Steph Cha -- Impala / by S.A. Solomon -- Mothers, we dream / by Cassandra Khaw -- Il grifone / by Valerie Martin -- Miss Martin / by Sheila Kohler -- Six poems / by Margaret Atwood -- Assassin / by Joyce Carol Oates
Control code
BRD2019935265
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9781617757617
Lccn
2019935265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091587243
Label
Cutting edge : new stories of mystery and crime by women writers, edited by Joyce Carol Oates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
One of these nights / by Livia Llewellyn -- A history of the world in five objects / by S.J. Rozan -- The hunger / by Lisa Linn -- Too many lunatics / by Lucy Taylor -- Please translate / by Edwidge Danticat -- The boy without a bike / by Jennifer Morales -- An early specimen / by Elizabeth McCracken -- OBF, Inc. / by Bernice L. McFadden -- Firetown / by Aimee Bender -- Thief / by Steph Cha -- Impala / by S.A. Solomon -- Mothers, we dream / by Cassandra Khaw -- Il grifone / by Valerie Martin -- Miss Martin / by Sheila Kohler -- Six poems / by Margaret Atwood -- Assassin / by Joyce Carol Oates
Control code
BRD2019935265
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9781617757617
Lccn
2019935265
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1091587243

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