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Subject: Forthcoming

Baghdad Noir (Iraq)

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Forthcoming: 8/7/18

Now, one of the world’s most war-torn cities is portrayed through a noir lens in this chilling story collection.

Marrakech Noir (Morocco)

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Forthcoming: 8/7/18

North Africa finally enters the Noir Series arena with a finely crafted volume of dark stories, translated from Arabic, French, and Dutch.

Praise Song for the Butterflies

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Forthcoming: 8/28/18

A young woman must learn to love and trust again after experiencing the brutality of ritual servitude in West Africa.
***WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, all copies purchased through our website will be signed by the author.
******Note that as of 12:30 PM on 6/8/18 we have sold all of our signed paperbacks. There are a limited number of signed hardcovers still available! Please contact alice@akashicbooks.com with any questions or concerns.

Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story

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Forthcoming: 9/4/18

A timely memoir about world record–breaking Tyus’s 1964 and 1968 Olympic victories, amid the turbulence of the 1960s, along with contemporary reflections.

***Tigerbelle is in stock and orders placed on this site ship within one business day.

Now You See the Sky

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Forthcoming: 11/6/18

This memoir—the first release on best-selling author Ann Hood’s Gracie Belle imprint—about the fathomless loss of a beloved child reveals how tragedy can transform us and make us more fully alive.

Vancouver Noir (Canada)

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Forthcoming: 11/6/18

Following the success of Montreal Noir and Toronto Noir, the Noir Series travels to the west coast of Canada.

Sydney Noir (Australia)

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Forthcoming: 1/1/19

Australia can no longer be held back from the Akashic Noir Series; herein, Sydney reveals itself to be a world-class hub of noir.

Bellini and the Sphinx

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Forthcoming: 2/5/19

The highly entertaining debut crime-fiction novel from Brazilian music icon and best-selling author Bellotto is finally published in English.

The Necessary Hunger

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Forthcoming: 3/5/19

Akashic Books reissues Nina Revoyr’s inspired and groundbreaking 1997 debut novel about women’s basketball, class, racial identity, and friendship.

A Student of History

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Forthcoming: 3/5/19

A contemporary Los Angeles story of uncrossable social lines, allegiance and betrayal, immeasurable power, and the ways the present is continuously shaped by the past.