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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.

Pittsburgh Noir

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Pittsburgh Noir roars forth, exploring the hidden underworld of what has often been called “the most livable city in America.”

Polar Vortex

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Forthcoming: 9/15/20

A novel reminiscent of the works of Herman Koch and Rachel Cusk, in which a lesbian couple attempts to escape the secrets of their pasts.

Prayer for the Living

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Forthcoming: 2/2/21

Topical and timely, Booker Prize–winning author Ben Okri’s new collection of short stories blurs parallel realities and walks the line between darkness and magic.

Providence Noir

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Following the success of Dennis Lehane’s best-selling Boston Noir, the Akashic Noir Series delves deeper into the underbelly of New England.

Providential

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Best-selling writer Colin Channer’s debut poetry collection tackles the unlikely literary figure of the Jamaican policeman.

The Psychic Soviet

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Forthcoming: 7/7/20

A reissue of Ian F. Svenonius’s cult-classic debut essay collection, including brand-new writing in this expanded edition.