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Santa Fe Noir with Introductions by Editor Ariel Gore
Santa Fe Noir with Introductions by Editor Ariel Gore

Tue, Mar 03


Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse

Santa Fe Noir with Introductions by Editor Ariel Gore

Readings by Jimmy Santiago Baca, Miriam Sagan, James Reich, Elizabeth Lee, Ana June, Barbara Robidoux, Byron Aspass, Darryl Lorenzo Wellington

Date, Time & Location

Mar 03, 2020, 6:00 PM

Collected Works Bookstore & Coffeehouse, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

About the Event

Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. From Ariel Gore: “The stories in this collection reflect a fundamental truth about this city: history depends on who's telling it. Too often the story of Santa Fe has been told only by the conquerors and the tourism PR firms. In Santa Fe Noir, you will hear the voices of the others: locals and Native people, unemployed veterans and queer transplants, the homeless and the paroled-to-here. When I asked the contributors you'll read in these pages if they had a Santa Fe story to tell, they invariably shrugged and said something to the effect of, ‘Oh, I've got a story all right. But it might not fit the image of Santa Fe you're looking for.’ I said, ‘Try me.’ They came back with the stories that never make the glossy tour brochures: the working class and the underground, the decolonized and the ever-haunted; the Santa Fe only we know.”

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