The Blues and getting punched in the face were the two biggest influences in Rodolphe Cuzon’s development as a writer. Born in Brittany, France, Ro boxed for several years as a teenager and dropped out of high school to play guitar in a band. He has lived in France, San Francisco, the Caribbean, and Brooklyn, and finally settled in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans. He’s earned money as a waiter, bartender, construction worker, painter, landscaper, as well as other, unmentionable activities. His fiction has appeared in CrimeSpree Magazine and the Noir bimonthly Thuglit. Named by George Pelecanos as ”among the rising stars of the new generation of noir novelists”, Ro is the author of Under the Dixie Moon and Under the Carib Sun, available now.

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“Ro Cuzon is among the rising stars of the new generation of noir novelists who are moving the form forward in exciting, innovative ways.”
– George Pelecanos

“One of the best new voices in crime fiction.”
– Sean Chercover

“Violence washes over all the characters in this novel, sparing no one. I read it in two greedy sittings, but I feel as if I had the luxury of spending an entire season in St. Barts, albeit one the tourists never see.”
– Laura Lippman

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