Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Santa Fe Noir by Ariel Gore (Edited by)

Santa Fe is an old city with many tales passed down through the years.  This anthology has several tales with parts of those tales in them.  All of the stories are on the dark side.

Akashic Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 3rd.

The stories come from:  Ana Castillo, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Byron F. Aspaas, Barbara Robidoux, Elizabeth Lee, Ana June, Israel Francisco Haros Lopez, Ariel Gore, Darryl Lorenzo Wellington, Candace Walsh, Hida Viloria, Cornelia Read, Miriam Sagan, James Reich, Kevin Atkinson, Katie Johnson, and Tomas Moniz.

Santa Fe is portrayed as a rich town with many artists.  Part of it is.  But these stories take you to places on the outskirts, where the poor live.  They also introduce you to the queer side of town.

You never can tell where the story is going to go. It might have ghosts of the past in it, brief sexual encounters, even death.  But none of them are boring.  There are horrors in these stories, some real, some not.  Don't be looking for happy endings.  You're not on the right side of town for that... 

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