"Ian Rankin once explained to an interviewer (the head of the Indian Communist Party!) that crime fiction is a way of talking about social inequality. Ron Jacobs applies that same maxim to the Sixties... in his wonderfully noir trilogy of those exhilarating and troubled times. And what Rankin does for Edinburgh, Jacobs amply illuminates for the Movement. Much much more than ripping yarns (though they are that too), from a master who's been there, done that, and lived to tell a tale or two."

--Ramsey Kanaan, Publisher PM Press/noir enthusiast

Friday, August 23, 2013

Autumn in America---1973 Forty Years On


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just saw the French film, Something in the Air (Apres Mai), which follows a group of young French leftists as they as they leave Lycee in 1972, and (some of them) start college.

It brought back memories.

I also liked the the pseudo-documentary Novem, which also takes place in 1973.