New World Review just posted a review of Long Island Noir, calling the climax of my story “Ending in Paumanok” “partly poetic justice and deeply disturbing”:
- Extortion is also the main event in the R. Narvaez story, “Ending in Paumanok.” Here a Stony Brook University professor coerces her brother-in-law into giving her money. She’s being squeezed, in turn, by one of her students who is also her lover. She might be the academic, but the author makes it clear that she’s not as smart as she thinks. The story has ironic twists. It’s difficult to differentiate between the victims and the victimizers. The climax is partly poetic justice and deeply disturbing.
Read the entire review here.