Zagreb Noir

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"Zagreb, Croatia--its culture and its touchstones--will be terra incognita for many U.S. readers...Notable is Nora Verde's 'She-Warrior, ' in which a young woman's carefully planned anarchist activities are smacked down by a triple helping of reality."
--Publishers Weekly

"The stories shed light on a sickness that stirs within society's boundaries. Readers will easily glean that this sickness is not exclusive to Zagreb. Srsen reveals the ugly truth about human nature that burrows under the surface in war-torn countries."

"Zagreb's noirish underbelly comes from a new nation familiar with both war and war crimes. Mr. Srsen's handpicked selections are anything but ordinary."
--New York Journal of Books

"An inherently fascinating and entertaining read from beginning to end."
--Midwest Book Review

"These [stories] have the flavor of what the country and its people are like."
--Journey of a Bookseller

Akashic Books continues its groundbreaking series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each story is set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the city of the book.

Featuring brand-new stories translated from Croatian by Ivan Vidic, Josip Novakovich, Andrea Zigic-Dolenec, Robert Perisic, Mima Simic, Pero Kavesic, Nada Gasic, Zoran Pilic, Ruzica Gasperov, Darko Milosic, Nora Verde, Ivan Srsen, Neven Usumovic, and Darko Macan.

Eastern European history is filled with noir-ish and harrowing tales, and Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, certainly has its fill. Editor Srsen has curated a diverse, powerful, and dramatic group of stories that offer tremendous insight into the perspectives of contemporary Croatians.

Publication Date: 
November 3, 2015