Hidden Portland Book Club: Portland Noir

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HP Book Club
Portland Noir
Wed April 1 -- April Fool's
5:30 - 6:30 Happy Hour (HH prices until 6)
6:30-8pm Book Club
Mummy's Restaurant, 622 SW Columbia
http://www.mummysrestaurant.com/

Editor Kevin Sampsell & Writer Justin Hocking have both been invited, and they both hope to make it, will confirm closer to the date.

We are continuing on our literary theme and will be reading Portland Noir, edited by Kevin Sampsell. The book published in 2009, has 16 mystery stories written by some of Portland's best fiction writers. It may be a little too sunny these days for such dark rainy tales, but you never know if March will be a lion or a lamb.... we'll meet up together on April Fool's day to chat about the book.

"Explore the dark, rainy underbelly of one of America's most beautiful but enigmatic cities.
Brand-new stories by: Gigi Little, Justin Hocking, Chris A. Bolton, Jess Walter, Monica Drake, Jamie S. Rich (illustrated by Joelle Jones), Dan DeWeese, Zoe Trope, Luciana Lopez, Karen Karbo, Bill Cameron, Ariel Gore, Floyd Skloot, Megan Kruse, Kimberly Warner-Cohen, and Jonathan Selwood.

From the downtown streets littered with strip clubs and gutter punks to the north side where gentrification and old school hip-hop collide, Portland, Oregon, is a place that seems straight out of a David Lynch movie. It's a city full of police controversies, hippie artist houses, and overzealous liberals, where even its fiction blurs with its bizarre realities.

Portland Noir is an encompassing literary journey where your tour guides take you to the Shanghai Tunnels, dog parks, dive bars, sex shops, Powell's Books, Voodoo Doughnuts, suspiciously quiet neighborhoods, the pseudo-glitzy Pearl District, Oaks Amusement Park, and a strip club shaped like a jug. Violent crime, petty mischief, and personal tragedy run through these mysterious tales that careen through this cloudy, wet city."

Portland Noir is sure to both charm and frighten readers familiar with this northwest hub and intrigue those who have never traveled to this proudly weird city."

Editor Kevin Sampsell works at Powell's Books and is writer and publisher. http://kevinsampsell.com/

Find Portland Noir
At the library: http://multcolib.bibliocommons.com/item/show/1782083068_portland_noir

Or at a bookstore in town:
Here's what they've got over at Powell's Books: http://www.powells.com/biblio?inkey=1-9781933354798-0
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