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An African American man confronts a heart of darkness when his family moves from Los Angeles to a small town in Norway.

The Half That’s Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread

A passionate memoir and fearless behind-the-scenes look at the personal lives of the biggest reggae stars in the world.


The first title from The Armory, a new high-quality urban noir imprint edited by Kenji Jasper.

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Upcoming Events

Lauren Sanders — Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

3/22/18, 12:00pm

Lauren Sanders (The Book of Love and Hate), will appear on a panel called “Fractured Characters: Fiction,” along with authors Jessie Chaffee (Florence in Ecstasy) and Noley Reid (Pretend We Are Lovely) to discuss their work, following the stories of emotionally fractured characters.

Katia D. Ulysse — Virginia Festival of the Book, Charlottesville, VA

3/23/18, 2:00pm

Katia D. Ulysse (Mouths Don’t Speak) will appear on a panel entitled “Fiction: International Stories, Shared Humanities,” alongside Adrienne Benson (The Brightest Sun) and Annabelle Kim (Tiger Pelt), discussing international disasters, resilience, and the heartbreaking impact on interwoven lives. The event will take place in Central JMRL Library.

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