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Adam Smyer

ADAM SMYER is an attorney, martial artist, and mediocre bass player. Adam’s nonfiction has appeared in the Johannesburg Review of Books, and his debut novel, Knucklehead (Akashic Books), was the sole title short-listed for the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Adam lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and cats.




A fierce, intelligent, and often hilarious novel about a young African American attorney who struggles to keep his cool in the personally and politically turbulent ’90s.