The debut title from Akashic’s Open Lens imprint: a universal tale of family, heritage, and the ties that bind, from the nationally best-selling author Randall Robinson.
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Manhattan Loverboy (MLB) is paranoid delusion and fantastic comedy in the service of social realism.
Following the commercial success of the original Manhattan Noir, mystery titan Lawrence Block explores the historic literary roots of this dark island.
Fresh noir from one of the most intense, congested, and overpopulated cities in the world.
Joyce Carol Oates, Lee Child, Linda Yablonsky, and others take short fiction to a higher level (though they don’t inhale).
North Africa finally enters the Noir Series arena with a finely crafted volume of dark stories, translated from Arabic, French, and Dutch.
Following the success of Paris Noir, the Akashic Noir Series delves into an even darker, more noir French city.
Based on a true, ripped-from-the-headlines story, a voyage into the noir heart of present-day Guatemala.
The unsettling story of a young man who suffers an identity crisis after getting tangled up in a telephone scam.
Dennis Cooper unveils a mesmerizing debut story collection for his Little House on the Bowery fiction series.
A rich volume of Southern urban noir exploring sides of Memphis that only the locals know, but often don’t reveal.
An enchanting first novel exploring a fractured utopian community on the Texas/Mexico border at the turn of the twentieth century.
Classic Jones reissued, with a new preface by National Book Award–winner Larry Heinemann.
A stand-alone satiric thriller from New York City literary icon Arthur Nersesian.
Mexico City enters the Noir Series arena, edited by one of Mexico’s most revered novelists.
A bilingual—English and Spanish—collection by the 2017 winner of the Paz Prize for Poetry, presented by the National Poetry Series.
Revealed: the dark and delicious side of Paradise.
The long-awaited sequel to 2006’s best-selling Miami Noir highlights an outstanding tradition of legendary writers exploring the dark side of paradise.
An RDV Books publication.
American-born artist Chris is forced to reconsider his conception of family during a visit to his mother’s Caribbean homeland.
In Milwaukee Noir, a city of manufacturers and booze, as well as a growing immigrant community, makes perfect grist for the Noir Series mill.
A literary psychological thriller set in 1951, reminiscent of The Great Gatsby.
Literary crime fiction master Tom Franklin curates this volume of stellar noir from the Deep South.
Misstating the State of the Union: Right-Wing Media Distortions About the Clinton and Bush Presidencies
Best-selling author David Brock leads an analysis of right-wing media distortions.
In 1959, a French Resistance hero investigates a murder in a small Breton town, while awaiting his own trial.
Grady and Graff, both Montana natives, masterfully curate this collection of hard-edged Western tales.
Following the success of Toronto Noir, the Noir Series explores new Canadian terrain, featuring both English and Francophone authors.
Moscow has been chomping at the bit to enter the Noir Series . . . This anthology fearlessly investigates the darkest recesses of this fabled and troubled metropolis.
A Haitian immigrant in the US tries to stay emotionally afloat after the 2010 Haitian earthquake rips her family apart.
A young man travels to Trinidad to reconnect with a transgender parent, uncovering the complex realities of love and family.
A groundbreaking, hilarious novel about two elder gay Caribbean men coming to terms with being closeted in a changing world.
Following the success of Delhi Noir and the film Slumdog Millionaire, Mumbai Noir depicts the many ways in which the city’s ever-present shadowy aspects often force themselves onto the lives of ordinary people.
The second installment from Hotel St. George Press, following the release of The Session by Aaron Petrovich.
Ziggy Marley’s ode to his four-legged friend Romeo becomes a picture book that is sure to touch the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.
*While supplies last, books ordered through the Akashic Books website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Ziggy Marley!
A riveting account of life as a closeted professional athlete from gay NFL player O’Callaghan, against the backdrop of depression, opioid addiction, and the threat of suicide.
**While supplies last, paperback copies ordered here will be SIGNED by Ryan O’Callaghan!
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