New from Down & Out Books: NOIRYORICAN, Short Fiction by Richie Narvaez

TAMPA, Fla. - Nov. 2, 2020 - PRLog -- Down & Out Books is pleased to announce that NOIRYORICAN, Short Fiction by Richie Narvaez has been published on November 2, 2020 in trade paperback and ebook formats.


A reluctant assassin is born. A con man tries to sell the Grand Central clock. A superhero is dying to lose her powers.

In thirteen fast-moving stories, the author of Hipster Death Rattle explores the tragic world of noir fiction with a wide range of Latinx characters. These stories define noir as tales of people who fall not from great heights but from the stoop and the sidewalk.

A follow-up to the author's Roachkiller and Other Stories, which received the Spinetingler Award for Best Anthology/Short Story Collection, this contains a sequel to that anthology's eponymous story.

Praise for NOIRYORICAN …

"It strikes an authentic tone that rings true to my seasoned ear. The array of characters encompasses the Nuyorican experience devoid of sentiment or artifice. Score one for the home team." —Edwin Torres, author of Carlito's Way

"With considerable style, poise, and humor, Richie Narvaez's Noiryorican unpacks a world of grifters, street punks and hangers-on just trying to get by in the big city when the odds are stacked against them. At his street poet best Narvaez gives Jonathan Lethem and Junot Diaz a run for their money. I loved this collection."—Adrian McKinty, bestselling author of The Chain

"In this eclectic collection of noir stories, Narvaez takes the reader across the boroughs of New York City, Puerto Rico, LA, and Texas. Open this book and take this ride through the mazes of Narvaez's imagination."—Ivelisse Rodriguez, author of Love War Stories

Meet the author …

Richie Narvaez is the author of Hipster Death Rattle, Holly Hernandez and the Death of Disco, and Roachkiller and Other Stories, which won the Spinetingler Award for Best Anthology/Short Story Collection. His work has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Latinx Rising: An Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Indian Country Noir, Mississippi Review, Pilgrimage, and Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder, among others. He served as president of the Mystery Writers of America, New York Chapter, as Bronx Council on the Arts Artist in Residence, and as a judge for the 2019 PEN America's Open Book Awards. He teaches at the Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan and lives in the Bronx.

In its eleventh year as an independent publisher of award-winning literary and crime fiction, Down & Out Books ( is based in Tampa, Florida. For more information about the book, to request a review copy of the book, or to inquire about an interview with the author, contact

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