French Quarter Fiction

French Quarter Fiction

The Newest Stories of America's Oldest Bohemia ; An Anthology of the Best Works by Living Writers on the Heart of New Orleans

Book - 2003
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Independent Publishing Group
"Branching across every genre, from mystery and romance to flash fiction and prose poetry, this anthology of works by preeminent writers on the heart of New Orleans features a previously unpublished story by Tennessee Williams, as well as stories by Richard Ford, Ellen Gilchrist, Robert Olen Butler, Andrei Codrescu, Barry Gifford, Poppy Z. Brite, Julie Smith, John Biguenet, Nancy Lemann, and Valerie Martin, among others. The characters in these works find themselves everywhere from Sarajevo on the eve of the First World War to Algiers Point just across the Mississippi River, but their stories are all anchored in the French Quarter. They wander from the 18th-century New World to a rooftop view of Bourbon Street on the cusp of the third millennium. Interspersed with the history of the city, these stories penetrate the standard clichTs and reflect the true sense of the French Quarterùits sensuality, mystery, the life behind its wallsùand lift the veils of privacy altogether. Whether surrealism or satire, these exceptional stories are beautiful, poignant, tragic, and comic."

Publisher: New Orleans, LA : Light of New Orleans Pub., [2003]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780971407671
Characteristics: 381 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Clark, Joshua 1975-


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