Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Subject: Caribbean Interest

Featured Caribbean Interest Titles

Adios Muchachos

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More Cuban noir from Akashic! (Following the success of Outcast by José Latour—nominated for Edgar, Anthony and Firecracker awards.)

The Angels’ Share

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A Jamaican father and his adult son travel across the island together in a touching and humorous novel that explores family reconciliation.

Curse the Names

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Robert Arellano, author of the Edgar-nominated crime novel Havana Lunar, returns with another spine-tingling noir from Akashic Books.

Dog War

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The highly anticipated new novel and debut US publication from the legendary Jamaican author of The Lunatic and The Duppy.

The Duppy

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Oddball sexuality, acts of perversion, and out-of-order behavior from the acclaimed Jamaican author of The Lunatic and Dog War.

How funny is this social satire? Akashic Books’s pledge to our readers: Laugh out loud at least once or your money back. Seriously.

Game World

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Launching Akashic’s new Black Sheep YA imprint, an adventure novel in a video game turned reality, with giant spiders, malevolent hummingbirds, a not-quite-yellow-brick road, and preteen children learning how to be heroes!

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Gomer’s Song

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Award-winning poet Kwame Dawes explores the insidious nature of power and the limits of protest for Chris Abani’s Black Goat poetry series.

Haiti Noir

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Akashic recruits Danticat, one of the truly great contemporary writers, to edit this timely volume featuring stories set both before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Havana Noir (Cuba)

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In the stories of Havana Noir, authors uncover crimes of violence and loveless sex, of mental cruelty and greed, of self-preservation and collective hysteria, in a city characterized by ironic and wrenching contradictions.

I Love You Too

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Bob Marley’s first and most famous son, Ziggy, extends his devotion to youth with his debut children’s book.

Limbo

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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.

Makeda

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The debut title from Akashic’s Open Lens imprint: a universal tale of family, heritage, and the ties that bind, from the nationally best-selling author Randall Robinson.

Montague Kobbé Digit

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The Montague Kobbé Digit comprises excerpts from The Night of the Rambler and On the Way Back, two stunning literary achievements set in Anguilla by one of the freshest new voices in world literature.

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On the Way Back

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Kobbé’s hilarious social novel centers on a comically failed business venture on the island of Anguilla, brilliantly echoing A Confederacy of Dunces and Herman Wouk’s Don’t Stop the Carnival.

Providential

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

Ruins

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A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution.

Forthcoming Titles

Discretion

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Forthcoming: 10/18/16

Elizabeth Nunez’s reissued fourth novel is a haunting, mesmerizing exploration into the often destructive price of passion.

Prospero’s Daughter

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Forthcoming: 10/18/16

The reissue of Elizabeth Nunez’s captivating novel Prospero’s Daughter, a brilliantly conceived retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.