Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Praise from booksellers for Wingshooters

“Wingshooters is a book that I could not put down. Michelle LeBeau, the protagonist, is a memorable creation that stands very comfortably alongside Harper Lee’s Scout Finch. Wingshooters will be one of my staff recommends at City Lights.” —Paul Yamazaki, City Lights Bookstore (San Francisco, CA) “An abandoned young girl narrates this tale of spiritual […]

Excerpt from With or Without You

July 2, 1987: The Morning After Because I’m wearing all my clothes, and because the bay is choppy, I pretend I’m trapped in a giant washing machine. Sun pecks the back of my neck, warming me through the glass. My legs bob up and down. It’s a light spin cycle, the setting for silk blouses, […]

Interview with Kingston Noir editor Colin Channer

So, what exactly is “noir”? You had to define it to anthologize it… Noir writing looks at life from the point of view of bad girls and bad guys. Its territory is crime, sometimes from the perspective of the police and other kinds of investigators, but more often from the perspective of criminals and lowlifes. […]