Cutting Edge: Noir Stories by Women by S.A. Solomon, S.J. Rozan, Livia Llewellyn, Steph Cha, Lucy Taylor, Bernice L. McFadden, Joyce Carol Oates, Elizabeth McCracken, Edwidge Danticat, Jennifer Morales, Margaret Atwood, Cassandra Khaw, Sheila Kohler, Valerie Martin, Lisa Lim, Aimee Bender

240 pages first pub 2019 (editions)

fiction horror mystery short stories dark mysterious fast-paced


Joyce Carol Oates pulls out all the stops in this chilling female-centric noir collection featuring brand-new writing from Margaret Atwood, Aimee Bender, Edwidge Danticat, and more.Joyce Carol Oates, a queenpin of the noir genre, has brought her k...

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Community Reviews Summary of 37 reviews


dark 100%
tense 40%
challenging 20%
mysterious 20%
sad 20%


fast 100%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | N/A: 33%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 50% | N/A: 50%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | N/A: 50%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 100%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

N/A: 50% | Yes: 50%

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