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Aveces estamos tristes porque las cosas no salen como esperamos, pero siempre podemos encontrar un amigo que nos brinde consejo y buenas ideas para lograr eso que tanto queremos. “La segunda oportunidad” es la historia de una simpática Tortuga, que desafía el tiempo y la distancia para lograr su objetivo. Sometimes we are sad, because things don’t…
From inner city boroughs to the outlands, each contributor offers an original story based in a distinct neighborhood. At times brutal, darkly humorous, and revelatory – the stories speak of a hidden San Francisco, a town where the fog is but a prelude to darker realities lingering beneath.
The protagonists of noir fiction have their own agendas, but for readers much of the pleasure is unraveling the mystery and deciphering the clues that constitute a city, and if there is a love story in noir writing it’s the passion of writers, readers, and protagonists for the gritty geographical details. As the bodies drop in the strong stories here, steep, fog-wrapped, fratricidal San Francisco comes alive: here are old neighborhoods, bars, bookstores, the famous and then forgotten landlord arson at 16th and Valencia, buried streams, streetcars, parks, a lost city and the new city haunting almost every page of this gorgeous anthology of San Francisco noir.” -Rebecca Solnit
I was wondering about the city’s shadowside that the guides didn’t show. These top writers are of the As bad as it gets’ brand, and then worse. If you like puke, fear & loathing caused by stray bullets, happenstance getting the hero who is an anti-hero really, a male corpse rotting in the bathtub while the woman poops in the garden, the Reverend Christmas shot in the ear by the PO-lice, then this is your good read for a murky, maybe even gritty, weekend.” -Janwillem van de Wetering
San Francisco has long been a city of back alleys and black figures; this is its romantic map.” -Michael Ray, Editor, Zoetrope All-Story