Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Subject: Forthcoming

Berlin Noir (Germany)

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Forthcoming: 5/7/19

Now, Berlin’s noir tradition—fueled by history, geography, and various literary traditions—adds up to a powerful volume of riveting short stories.

Houston Noir

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Forthcoming: 5/7/19

The fourth-largest city in the US is long overdue to enter the Noir Series arena, and does so blazingly.

Milwaukee Noir

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Forthcoming: 5/7/19

In Milwaukee Noir, a city of manufacturers and booze, as well as a growing immigrant community, makes perfect grist for the Noir Series mill.

Cornelius Sky

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Forthcoming: 8/6/19

A doorman at a posh apartment building gets lost in the mean New York City streets, battling his demons as he searches for life’s higher meaning.

Home Girl

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Forthcoming: 9/3/19

When Naomi, a fourteen-year-old white girl, is placed with a black foster care family, her life takes some dramatic twists and turns.

Black Lotus 2: The Vow

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Forthcoming: 10/1/19

Against her better judgment, assassin Kahllah (a.k.a. the Black Lotus) is called upon to try to “eliminate” a mysterious band of thieves calling themselves the Ghost Squad.

The Psychic Soviet

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Forthcoming: 11/5/19

A reissue of Ian F. Svenonius’s cult-classic debut essay collection, including brand-new writing in this expanded edition.

The Schrödinger Girl

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Forthcoming: 1/7/20

When a young woman appears to split into four different versions of herself, protagonist and behavioral psychologist Garrett Adams must decide what is vision, what is science, and what is delusion.

The Committee

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Forthcoming: 1/7/20

Professor Tom Stall’s career and life are threatened when a nefarious government-affiliated group of men begin investigating the private acts of innocent people in late 1950s Florida.

The Freedom Artist

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Forthcoming: 2/4/20

An impassioned plea for freedom and justice, set in a world uncomfortably like our own, by the Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri.

Nairobi Noir (Kenya)

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Forthcoming: 2/4/20

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o anchors this truly fascinating first East African installment in the Akashic Noir Series.

Columbus Noir

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Forthcoming: 3/3/20

The state of Ohio could only escape the Akashic Noir Series for so long . . . and now Andrew Welsh-Huggins leads the charge to reveal the city’s underbelly.

Santa Fe Noir

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Forthcoming: 3/3/20

Under the inspired curation of Ariel Gore, Santa Fe joins Phoenix as a riveting Southwest US installment in the Akashic Noir Series.