November 2018 Erä
Giveaway Ended: November 26 at 06:00 pm EST
René Appel (Editor, Contribution by), Josh Pachter (Editor, Contribution by), Michael Berg (Contribution by), Anneloes Timmerije (Contribution by), Murat Isik (Contribution by), Simon de Waal (Contribution by), Hanna Bervoets (Contribution by), Karin Amatmoekrim (Contribution by), Christine Otten (Contribution by), Mensje van Keulen (Contribution by), Max van Olden (Contribution by), Theo Capel (Contribution by), Loes den Hollander (Contribution by), Herman Koch (Contribution by), Abdelkader Benali (Contribution by), Walter van den Berg (Contribution by)
Sarjat: Akashic Noir
Amsterdam is a very welcome, if long overdue, installment in the Akashic Noir Series. 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. Brand-new stories by: Michael Berg, Anneloes Timmerije, Murat Isik, René Appel, Josh Pachter, Simon de Waal, Hanna Bervoets, Karin Amatmoekrim, Christine Otten, Mensje van Keulen, Max van Olden, Theo Capel, Loes den Hollander, Herman Koch, Abdelkader Benali, and Walter van den Berg. From the introduction by René Appel & Josh Pachter: Amsterdam has the amenities and, to a certain extent, the feel of a major world city, but one of its most attractive features is its relatively small size. It’s easy to navigate on feet, by bike, and via its excellent public transportation network, especially with the semicircular perimeter of its famous Grachtengordel, or ring of concentric canals. Like any other metropolis, though, Amsterdam also has its dark side, its shadowy corners—in other words, there is also an Amsterdam noir. No matter how beautiful, vital, and cheery a city might be, pure human emotions such as greed, jealousy, and the thirst for revenge will rear their ugly heads . . . with all their negative consequences. Amsterdam is a multidimensional city, populated by a wide assortment of social groups, and not all of those groups agree on what constitutes normal social values and mores. This results in a lively mix . . . and, as you will see, in problems.