Dallas Noir

Genre: Fiction

Dallas Noir

Featuring brand-new stories by: Kathleen Kent, Ben Fountain, James Hime, Harry Hunsicker, Matt Bondurant, Merritt Tierce, Daniel J. Hale, Emma Rathbone, Jonathan Woods, Oscar C. Pea, Clay Reynolds, Lauren Davis, Fran Hillyer, Catherine Cuellar, David Haynes, and J. Suzanne Frank. From the introduction by David Hale Smith: My favorite line in my favorite song about Dallas goes like this: Dallas is a rich man with a death wish in his eyes / A steel and concrete soul in a warm heart and love disguise... The narrator of Jimmie Dale Gilmore's perfect tune 'Dallas' is coming to town as a broke dreamer with the bright lights of the big city on his mind. He's just seen the Dallas cityscape through the window of his seat on a DC-9 at night. Is he just beginning his quest? Or is he on his way home, flying out of Love Field, reminiscing after seeing the woman who stepped on him when he was down? In a country with so many interesting cities, Dallas is often overlooked except on November 22 every year. The heartbreaking anniversary keeps coming back around in a nightmare loop, for all of us. On that day in 1963, Dallas became American noir. A permanent black scar on its history that will never be erased, no matter how many happy business stories and hit television shows arise from here. In a stark ongoing counterweight to the JFK tragedy are those two iterations of the TV show. Dallas is not a TV show. It's a real city... For the past 40 years, my capacity to be surprised by it has not diminished one bit. I hope the stories in this collection will surprise you too.

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David Hale Smith
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Scott Brick

Biography:
Actor and writer Scott Brick has performed on film, television, and radio. His stage appearances throughout the U.S. include Cyrano, Hamlet, and Macbeth. In the audio industry, Scott has won over thirty Earphone Awards, as well as the 2003 Audie Award in the Best Science Fiction category. Having recorded over 300 books to date, AudioFile Magazine named Scott 'one of the fastest-rising stars in the audiobook galaxy' and proclaimed him one of their Golden Voices.
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Therese Plummer

Biography:
Therese Plummer is an actor and voice over artist living and working in New York City. Her television credits include Law and Order SVU. Theatre credits include appearances at New York Theatre and The Irish Repertory Theatre. Comedy credits include stand-up at Caroline’s Comedy Club. Therese also performed her one woman show, Ribbons Undone, at the Here Arts Center. Therese has recorded audiobooks for numerous audio publishers including Audible.com.
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Jonathan Davis
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Oliver Wyman

Biography:
Oliver Wyman’s work in audiobooks has won many accolades, including five Audie awards from the Audio Publisher's Association and nearly a dozen Earphone awards from AudioFile magazine, in every category from humor to nonfiction. Notable works include: James Frey's A Million Little Pieces, Lance Armstrong's It's Not About the Bike, Mark Helprin's Winter's Tale, Thomas Friedman's The World is Flat, and The Oxford English Dictionary.
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Gabra Zackman
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Kevin T. Collins

Biography:
Kevin T. Collins has appeared Off-Broadway, on TV in Law & Order and several daytime dramas, and in feature films including Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock. Kevin works extensively in the anime world as a voice-actor, has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards, and is also a singer/songwriter. www.kevintcollins.com
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Christina Delaine
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Scott Aiello

Biography:
Scott Aiello is a recent graduate of the Juilliard School Drama Division. Since graduating, he has performed and directed various NY plays and has been seen on Primetime TV in shows such as Person of Interest and Elementary. Before Juilliard, Scott was a regular in the Chicago theater circuit, performing with companies like Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, and Timeline Theater Co. He has narrated over a dozen audiobooks with Audible.com and is a 2013 Audie Award nominee for his nonfiction narration of Sex and God at Yale by author Nathan Harden.
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Stephen Hoye
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Jennifer Van Dyck
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Erin Moon
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John McLain
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Vikas Adam
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Ali Ahn

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