By Neil Pollack
"Chicago Noir is a valid inheritor to the noble literary culture of the best urban in the US. Nelson Algren and James Farrell will be proud." —Stephen Elliott, writer of chuffed Baby
"If ever a urban was once made to be the house of noir, it's Chicago. those writers move instantly to Chicago's noir heart." —Aleksandar Hemon, writer of Nowhere Man
Brand new tales through: Neal Pollack, Achy Obejas, Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski, Adam Langer, Joe Meno, Peter Orner, Kevin Guilfoile, Bayo Ojikutu, Jeff Allen, Luciano Guerriero, Claire Zulkey, Andrew Ervin, M.K. Meyers, Todd Dills, C.J. Sullivan, Daniel Buckman, Amy Sayre-Roberts, and Jim Arndorfer.
The urban of Chicago has spent a lot time and cash over the past decade advertising itself as a tourist-friendly position for the full kin. It's acquired a sparkly new Millennium Park, a spaceship in the course of Soldier box, and millions of exact faux-brick condominium constructions that appear to spring from the floor in a single day. Chicago's rough-and-tumble tough-guy acceptance has been changed through a postcard with a lake view.
But that city's now not long past. The hard-bitten streets as soon as represented through James Farrell and Nelson Algren can have shifted locales, they usually might be populated through diversified ethnicities, yet Chicago continues to be a spot the place humans fight to outlive and the place, for plenty of, crime is the single potential for his or her survival. The tales in Chicago Noir reclaim that territory.
Chicago Noir is populated via employed killers and jazzmen, drunks and dreamers, corrupt law enforcement officials and price ticket scalpers and junkies. It's the Chicago that the dept of Tourism doesn't wish you to determine, a spot the place not easy instances face their unhappy fates, and pay for his or her sins in blood. those are tales approximately blocks that viewers are afraid to stroll. They inform of a Chicago past Oprah, Michael Jordan, and deep-dish pizza. This isn't someone's dream of Chicago. It's now not even a nightmare. It's simply the genuine urban, unfiltered. Chicago Noir.