Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Subject: Forthcoming

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.

131 Different Things

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Forthcoming: 11/13/18

An intimate novella of love and loss wrought from the cultural underground, perfectly expressed in an inventive object that rediscovers the magical possibilities of the book. Note: This page is for the regular edition of 131 Different Things. For the limited edition preorder with an exclusive 7" vinyl, please follow this link.

131 Different Things – signed, limited edition package w/exclusive 7″ vinyl

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Forthcoming: 11/13/18

NICK ZINNER (YEAH YEAH YEAHS), ZACHARY LIPEZ, and STACY WAKEFIELD’s beautiful new book 131 Different Things is available here as part of a signed, limited edition package, featuring an EXCLUSIVE 7″ record and a signed copy of the book. Please make sure you select the appropriate domestic or international shipping option to prevent delays processing your order. Your order may be cancelled and your money refunded if you do not select the correct destination.

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.

Around Harvard Square

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Forthcoming: 4/1/19

Race, class, and hormones combine and combust when a Harvard freshman and his two friends attempt to join the staff of the Harpoon, the school’s iconic humor magazine.

Bivouac

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Forthcoming: 4/2/19

The death of a Jamaican man’s father raises questions about the father’s political endeavors, and about the plight of 1980s Jamaica.

Berlin Noir (Germany)

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Forthcoming: 5/7/19

Berlin’s noir tradition is fueled by history, geography, and various literary histories, all of which add up to a powerful volume of riveting short stories.

Milwaukee Noir

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Forthcoming: 5/7/19

The city of manufacturers, a growing immigrant community, and booze make 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.

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.