Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Subject: Forthcoming

Tales

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Forthcoming: 2/16/16

This reissue of a 1967 story collection shows a mind in motion, featuring writing that is provocative, witty, bitter, and aggressive.

On the Way Back

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Forthcoming: 3/15/16

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.

Even in Paradise

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Forthcoming: 4/5/16

A modern-day King Lear, a novel of greed, resentment, jealousy, betrayal, and romance set in Trinidad, Jamaica, and Barbados.

The Mastermind

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Forthcoming: 4/5/16

Based on a true, ripped-from-the-headlines story, a voyage into the noir heart of present-day Guatemala.

The Book of Harlan

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Forthcoming: 5/3/16

During World War II, two African American musicians are captured by the Nazis in Paris and imprisoned at the Buchenwald concentration camp.

Native Believer

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Forthcoming: 5/3/16

The long-awaited debut novel from acclaimed author Eteraz; a darkly comic, provocative, and insightful vision of the contemporary American experience.

South Haven

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Forthcoming: 5/3/16

Grief, violence, and history collide to offer a radical look at childhood and migration in suburban New England.

Necropolis

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Forthcoming: 6/7/16

A gorgeously written and tightly plotted mystery novel that brings the city of Delhi alive, in ways both enchanting and provocative.

Rio Noir (Brazil)

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Forthcoming: 6/7/16

Published right before the 2016 Rio Olympics, Rio Noir will reveal more about this fabled city than news coverage will.

Hurricane Street

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Forthcoming: 7/4/16

Kovic’s impassioned, timely memoir about the American Veterans Movement picks up where Born on the Fourth of July leaves off.

Mississippi Noir

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Forthcoming: 8/2/16

Literary crime fiction master Tom Franklin curates this volume of stellar noir from the Deep South.

St. Louis Noir

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Forthcoming: 8/2/16

Edited by the best-selling author of The Ice Harvest, St. Louis Noir thickens the Midwest quotient for Akashic’s Noir Series.