Black is an expression, a color before which words can only hesitate.
Suguro Chayamachi returns with another set of short stories in her second collection, NOIR.
An unlikely friendship begins when a delinquent picks up a timid businessman stranded on the side of the road. Though they can't understand each other there is something they each gain from this new, strange relationship.
Later, a teenager hires out help to break up his ex-girlfriend's new relationship, but his new accomplice isn't quite what she seems. In Nazi Germany, an artist is caught in treason when his son drops a book of paintings. And in England, a street urchin is given a special job, and while it seems simple there is a dark secret to it that could mean disaster for his friend.