East Setauket Author Featured in New Anthology of Local Tales

Kenneth Wishnia of East Setauket contributed to "Long Island Noir."

For fans of the genre of noir fiction, a dark new anthology may hit home: Long Island Noir, a new release from Akashic Books revealing the underworld of Long Island, features many local writers including Kenneth Wishnia of East Setauket.

In an interview with The New York Times, Wishnia said the job of writers is "to peel back the curtain and show that every place has stories they don’t want you to know.”

Wishnia pens the story of an angry construction worker who becomes a thug for hire. Another author, Richie Narvaez, relays the story of a deadly affair between a Stony Brook University professor and a student.

The stories are set in familiar locations – Amagansett, Great Neck, Huntington and more. Writers featured in the anthology have called Long Island a "rootless, soulless place" and "a hundred-mile-long dump for hamburger wrappers and toxic waste." But the anthology's editor points out: "People say these are dark stories, but that’s what noir is."

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