Las Vegas Noir
By (author) Jarret Keene
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Las Vegas Noir by Jarret Keene
Book DescriptionLas Vegas provides the classic sophistication and darkness necessary for a deadly noir story. Stylish, sultry, brimming with ambition and greed, the characters who populate this literary Las Vegas are pushed to the extremes of human experience. From the neon glitter of the Strip to the treacherous views of Red Rock Canyon and Boulder City, from the desperation of Naked City to the racial tensions of the Westside, no other location offers so many different avenues leading to serious trouble.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781933354491
(209mm x 133mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Akashic Books,U.S.
Publisher: Akashic Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 19-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jarret Keene
'Killers', Paperback (February 2006)
A biography of the rock group that has sold over 2 million copies of its debut album "Hot Fuss". This book reveals the secret meanings of songs by The Killers ("The Ballad of Michael Valentine", "Jenny Was a Friend of Mine"), and contains several photos from their original line-up to their stadium gigs. It also shares its hidden power struggles.
Underground Guide to Las Vegas, Paperback (January 2005)
Reveals the spectacularly seedy underbelly of Sin City. There are hundreds of guidebooks detailing the mainstream mediocrities that Vegas offers, but only this guide helps travelers avoid the Strip's cheesy pitfalss, leading them to cheap and tasty eats, existential bars, loud and nasty band and awesome gambling odds.
Monster Fashion, Paperback (January 2002)» View all books by Jarret Keene
Pop culture meets and mates with poetic formalism.
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Author Biography - Jarret Keene
Jarret Keene is author/editor of three books, including the poetry collection Monster Fashion, the alt-travel tome The Underground Guide to Las Vegas and the unauthorized rock bio The Killers: Destiny is Calling Me. He lives in Las Vegas. Todd James Pierce is the author of three books, including the novel A Woman of Stone and the short story collection Newsworld, which won the 2006 Drue Heinz Literature Prize. He is an assistant professor of English at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, California.
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