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The Shark Curtain


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

The Show that Smells


Derek McCormack’s most compelling work yet is his second selection in Dennis Cooper’s groundbreaking Little House on the Bowery fiction series.

Some of the Parts


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.

South Haven


Grief, violence, and history collide to offer a radical look at childhood and migration in suburban New England.

St. Louis Noir

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Edited by the best-selling author of The Ice Harvest, St. Louis Noir thickens the Midwest quotient for Akashic’s Noir Series.



Book II in The Primal Age Chronicles will leave you questioning everything you know about surviving in the modern world.



An erotic drama about four sexy couples and one swingers’ club where their fantasies and nightmares collide.

Synthetic Bi Products


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.