Edge City

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PM Press, Oct 1, 2012 - Fiction - 240 pages
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A thinly veiled portrait of San Francisco’s North Beach is the setting of this novel, and its newest resident is Reno, an angry fledgling just hatched out of prison. Getting out is like a weird dream, and the streets of the city are a muddle of sensations pooling around her. Staggering out onto the late-night streets, Reno ends up at the infamous Istanbul Club: dim lights, Arabic music, and sensual Su’ad dancing. She soon encounters the club’s cast of characters. There’s Huntington, the poisonous charmer who lives above the club and is perverse and powerful in the way only the wealthy can be, and Eddie, the underage bartender who is happy to chemically enhance every waking moment. Slowmotion, the sound and light technician, huge and darkly mysterious, has connections to people and places that Reno didn’t even know existed. Slowmotion’s elegant friend, Poppy, offers mental transport to realms beyond Xanadu; in her little valise there’s everything necessary for any trip. The owner of the club, handsome gambler Sinclair, hires Reno to waitress. Grumbling, drinking, snarling and swearing, Reno bangs her way through everyone else’s complicated plans, entangling herself in a byzantine labyrinth of betrayal, revenge, general mayhem, and even some good times. The first novel to focus on tough female, queer, outlaw culture in the Bay Area, this new edition features an exclusive interview with the author.
 

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User Review  - whitewavedarling - LibraryThing

While parts of this book are engaging, I'm afraid the most interesting aspect to it is the author's name. The writing and characters and storyline are all adequate, but there's not much depth. I'm ... Read full review

Edge City

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Prose edged with sarcasm, deadly wit, and violence lends credence to hard-talking Reno, newly paroled burglar looking for a break. In the Club Istanbul, she runs into a former friend, an "Arabian ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
5
Section 4
15
Section 5
22
Section 6
29
Section 7
38
Section 8
43
Section 18
108
Section 19
121
Section 20
127
Section 21
135
Section 22
140
Section 23
145
Section 24
150
Section 25
160

Section 9
50
Section 10
58
Section 11
63
Section 12
70
Section 13
75
Section 14
80
Section 15
91
Section 16
97
Section 17
104
Section 26
162
Section 27
169
Section 28
174
Section 29
177
Section 30
181
Section 31
194
Section 32
195
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About the author (2012)

Sin Soracco is the author of Low Bite. She lives in the Mission District of San Francisco and on the Lower Russian River in Sonoma County, California.

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