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Palm Springs Noir

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Forthcoming: 7/6/21

Palm Springs now joins Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley in California’s Noir Series arena.

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

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Paris Noir: The Suburbs

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Forthcoming: 2/1/22

Following the success of Paris Noir, the Akashic Noir Series has expanded to include the famously diverse and sometimes controversial suburbs of this legendary city, all stories translated from French.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before February 1, 2022.

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Particulate Matter

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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.

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!

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.”

The Plot Against Hip Hop

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A bad-ass noir novel set in hip hop culture, by best-selling and critically-acclaimed author Nelson George.

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

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Polar Vortex

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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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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.