Florida boy turned tech billionaire returns to his coastal hometown to confront the past in this story about the tangle of secrets, lies, and lost love. Set on the edge of Caladesi Island, Unger visits one of her most beloved places to explore questions of class, identity, and the hard consequences of bad choices.
Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies. Each book comprises all new stories, each one set in a distinct location within the geographic area of the book.Tampa Bay Noir includes stories by Lisa Unger, Michael Connelly, Lori Roy, Ace Atkins, and more.
"An exquisite story about wealth and class and heartbreak."
—Tampa Bay Times
"There’s a hint of The Great Gatsby in this tale... Unger brings out the tensions with her skillful sense of timing and precise narration. There is also a gentle nostalgic quality to Unger’s writing... she captures the natural splendor of the area when she writes... but no matter how much natural loveliness Unger fills her story with, the darkness is there in true noir fashion."
—Southern Literary Review