Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Catalog Tag: debut

Here Lies a Father

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Fifteen-year-old Ian Daly’s moral universe is turned upside down when, at his father’s funeral, he discovers that his father had two secret families.

Knucklehead

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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.

Limbo

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An African American man confronts a heart of darkness when his family moves from Los Angeles to a small town in Norway.

The Perfume Burned His Eyes

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A teenager develops an unlikely friendship with Lou Reed in 1970s NYC, in a standout debut from TV/film star Michael Imperioli (The Sopranos, etc.).

*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Michael Imperioli!

The Shark Curtain

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In Scofield’s powerful debut, teenager Lily Asher takes her first steps toward a strange, loving journey to self-acceptance and belonging.

Some of the Parts

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The novel that’s changing the way we define “family.” The Osbournes, Sopranos, and Eminem are only “some of the parts” that make up the whole story of the new American family.

Synthetic Bi Products

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Sparrow L. Patterson’s debut novel follows a nineteen-year-old bisexual girl on her whirlwind journey of sexual escapades, drug-induced hallucinations, shoplifting sprees, and other criminal behavior.

Forthcoming Titles

The Third Mrs. Galway

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Forthcoming: 7/6/21

Antislavery agitation is rocking Utica in 1835 when a young bride discovers an enslaved family hiding in her shed, setting in motion the exhumation of long-buried family secrets.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before July 6, 2021.

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