Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Catalog Tag: Los Angeles

The Age of Dreaming

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The Age of Dreaming explores the history of Los Angeles, the heady beginnings of the movie industry, and the interplay of race and celebrity.

The Darkest Hearts

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Trap music, human trafficking, malt liquor, and the tyranny of President Trump collide in the fifth installment of Nelson George’s D Hunter mystery series.

*While supplies last, paperback books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by author Nelson George!

*Please note, if you’re using Nelson’s friends and family discount code, the discount applies to paperback books only.

Los Angeles Noir

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Los Angeles Noir brings you tales of crime and passion and betrayal from some of the most innovative and celebrated writers working today.

The Necessary Hunger

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Akashic Books reissues Nina Revoyr’s inspired and groundbreaking 1997 debut novel about women’s basketball, class, racial identity, and friendship.

A Student of History

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A contemporary Los Angeles story of uncrossable social lines, allegiance and betrayal, immeasurable power, and the ways the present is continuously shaped by the past.

Forthcoming Titles

Particulate Matter

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Forthcoming: 11/3/20

In concise and distilled prose, Lemus presents a collection of still lifes, landscapes, and portraits of a challenging year that threatened all she loved most.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before November 3, 2020.

Speculative Los Angeles

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Forthcoming: 2/2/21

The debut title of a new city-based anthology series featuring stories with speculative, sci-fi, and paranormal themes.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before February 2, 2021.