Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Subject: Forthcoming

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.

Grace

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Forthcoming: 10/18/16

The reissue of Elizabeth Nunez’s moving exploration into trust, family, redemption, and love.

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.

The Painted Gun

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Forthcoming: 3/7/17

A washed-up ex-journalist looking for a missing girl in San Francisco is framed by a Guatemalan hit man for a series of murders.

Oakland Noir

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Forthcoming: 4/4/17

California’s noir quotient continues to rise with Oakland Noir, which reveals all the dark complexities of this increasingly prominent city.

Hadriana in All My Dreams

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Forthcoming: 5/2/17

Legendary Haitian author Depestre combines magic, fantasy, eroticism, and delirious humor to explore universal questions of race and sexuality.

City Mouse

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Forthcoming: 6/6/17

A smart, guilty-­pleasure read about moms behaving badly in the suburbs, revealing uncomfortable truths about motherhood, marriage, and American materialism.

Getting It Right

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Forthcoming: 6/6/17

Half sisters Kara and Alex—one the biracial product of foster care, the other of dysfunctional privilege—struggle for redemption and forgiveness.

Me

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Forthcoming: 6/6/17

The unsettling story of a young man who suffers an identity crisis after getting tangled up in a telephone scam.

Atlanta Noir

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Forthcoming: 8/1/17

This much-anticipated and long-overdue installment in Akashic’s Noir Series reveals many sides of Atlanta only known to its residents.

New Haven Noir

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Forthcoming: 8/1/17

Amy Bloom masterfully curates a star-studded cast of contributors, including Michael Cunningham and Roxana Robinson, to portray the city’s underbelly.