In this slyly subversive noir anthology, Joyce Carol Oates has invited some of the world's most celebrated authors to take their shot at the patriarchy. A fatal trip to the pool, a company that supplies 'the one black friend' to racist clients, a decapitation of a local political figure - these stories present a fresh and timely take on the gendered status quo.

Featuring stories and poems from Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates, Valerie Martin, Aimee Bender, Edwidge Danticat, Sheila Kohler, S.A. Solomon, S.J. Rozan, Lucy Taylor, Cassandra Khaw, Bernice L. McFadden, Jennifer Morales, Elizabeth McCracken, Livia Llewellyn, Lisa Lim, and Steph Cha.


'One of These Nights' won the Edgar Award for Best Short Story.


  • ISBN-13 : 978-1782276517
  • Publisher : Pushkin Press; 1st edition (5 Nov. 2020)

Cutting Edge: Noir Stories By Women


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