This anthology of noir fiction set in São Paulo, Brazil, “might be the strongest entry yet in the long-running and globe-spanning Akashic Noir series” (San Francisco Book Review).
Once known as the Land of Mist, São Paulo is now a dense, diverse, and globalized metropolis. It is the most populous city in the Americas, the Portuguese-speaking world, and the southern hemisphere—with some of the worst traffic on the planet. From its gleaming skyscrapers to its historic downtown and its rough, drug-infested outskirts, this unique anthology explores a truly unique city with “a timely feel, giving noir a host of feminine faces” (Kirkus).São Paulo Noir includes fourteen brand-new stories by Tony Bellotto, Olivia Maia, Marcelino Freire, Beatriz Bracher & Maria S. Carvalhosa, Fernando Bonassi, Marcelo Rubens Paiva, Marçal Aquino, Jô Soares, Mario Prata, Ferréz, Vanessa Barbara, Ilana Casoy, and Drauzio Varella.
About the Author
Tony Bellotto was born in São Paulo in 1960 and has lived in Rio de Janeiro for over twenty years. Guitarist and songwriter for the Titãs (Titans), one of the most important rock bands in Brazilian musical history, Tony's literary debut was the novel Bellini e a esfinge in 1955. Since 1999, he has hosted Afinando a língua, a television program focused on literature and music.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
PART I: HALLUCINATION CITY
Cross Contamination by Vanessa Barbara (Mandaqui)
Boniclaide and Her by Ilana Casoy Cidade (Jardim)
Useless Diary by Tony Bellotto (Bixiga)
My Name Is Nicky Nicola by Jô Soares (Mooca)
Teresão by Mario Prata (Vila Carrão)
PART II: SÃO PAULO INC.
As If the World Were a Good Place by Marçal Aquino (Canindé)
Margot by Drauzio Varella (República)
24-Hour Service by Fernando Bonassi (Morumbi)
The Final Table by Marcelo Rubens Paiva (Baixo Augusta)
PART III: DISCREET INELEGANCE
The Force Is with Me by Beatriz Bracher&Maria S. Carvalhosa (Panamericana)
Flow by Ferréz (Itapecerica da Serra)
Coffee Stain by Olivia Maia (Sé)
Any Similarity Is Not Purely Coincidental by Marcelino Freire (Guaianases)