Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Subject: Forthcoming

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.