More Cuban noir from Akashic! (Following the success of Outcast by José Latour—nominated for Edgar, Anthony and Firecracker awards.)
Subject: Literary Fiction
Featured Literary Fiction Titles
The Age of Dreaming explores the history of Los Angeles, the heady beginnings of the movie industry, and the interplay of race and celebrity.
Estep’s best novel to date explores with deep wit and insight how a shocking family secret impacts the lives of an eccentric mother and her two daughters.
What William S. Burroughs’ Junky was to heroin addiction, All or Nothing is to gambling, only more prophetic.
Bolivia’s #1 novel is finally translated into English. Translated by Adrian Althoff, with an afterword by Ilan Stavans.
Bolivia’s preeminent fiction writer eclipses the successful English translation of American Visa with a riveting murder mystery. Translated by Adrian Althoff.
Trade paperback reissue of Elizabeth Nunez’s new novel, a New York Times Editors’ Choice.
A new installment in Dennis Cooper’s “Little House on the Bowery” series.
Tragedy and humor meet in an adventure-packed, historical novel about a British incursion into the island of Trinidad in 1845.
What was life like for the gangs of New York and others thrown into the nineteenth-century slammer?
A breathtaking novella from the award-winning author of Song for Night and GraceLand.
A riveting and sexually charged posthumous novel from the author of Leaving Las Vegas.
By William Heffernan, the author of The Corsican and Cityside.
The latest release from Hotel St. George Press, following The Session and The Musical Illusionist.
A powerful tale of a young woman’s quest to unearth her identity, lost between cultures and families.
Front Page meets Harlem Nights: a riveting and racy historical mystery set in 1920s Harlem.
A powerful immigrant story of family, love, assimilation, and a provocative look inside the contemporary book business.
Following the best seller Hairstyles of the Damned (more than 100,000 copies sold) with a spectacular coming-of-age-30 tale, Joe Meno proves once again why he’s the hottest indie author in America. Also check out Office Girl, Demons in the Spring, How the Hula Girl Sings, and Tender as Hellfire.
Selected for the 2002 Kiriyama Prize Notable Books List & selected as a finalist for an Asian American Literary Award.
The second issue of the groundbreaking new literary journal.
A literary journal’s debut featuring writing from: Donnell Alexander, Federico Anderson, Dana Crum, Michael A. Gonzales, KRS-One, Michael C. Ladd, Ferentz Lafargue, Reginald Lewis, Adam Mansbach, Caille Millner, muMs, and Greg Tate.
A hilarious and satirical debut novel exploring religious hypocrisy in an Irish secondary school.
A mesmerizing fictional account of the life of Miguel de Cervantes and the controversial anonymous “sequel” to Don Quixote.
Once one of New York’s most respected investigative reporters, Pulitzer Prize nominee Heffernan takes readers behind the scenes at a major New York newspaper.
The best fiction anthology of cocaine-themed tales to blow through in years, featuring all-new stories from Susan Straight, Lee Child, Jerry Stahl, Ken Bruen, Laura Lippman, Bill Moody, Nina Revoyr, and many more.
Robert Arellano, author of the Edgar-nominated crime novel Havana Lunar, returns with another spine-tingling noir from Akashic Books.
New paperback edition; twenty artists illustrate twenty stories from the best-selling author of Hairstyles of the Damned.
Kapralov depicts the desperate struggles of his characters—Yuri’s stubborn military resistance, Nata’s fanatical commitment to guard the mysterious powers of a sacred meteorite, and Alexey’s struggles simply to survive—with a perfect balance of intensity and nonchalance.
Debut novelist Larson presents the first book in a literary-noir series featuring an obsessive-compulsive protagonist in a ravaged New York City.
The highly anticipated new novel and debut US publication from the legendary Jamaican author of The Lunatic and The Duppy.
Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the modern novel, Akashic Books publishes a Don Quixote for the era of graft: racketeering politicians, stolen elections, and total-bullshit recalls!
Oddball sexuality, acts of perversion, and out-of-order behavior from the acclaimed Jamaican author of The Lunatic and Dog War.
How funny is this social satire? Akashic Books’s pledge to our readers: Laugh out loud at least once or your money back. Seriously.
The first book of plays from the author of the cult-classic The Fuck-Up (over 100,000 copies in print).
Echoing Jonathan Swift, Preston L. Allen breaks new ground with a novel that is part allegory, part fantasy.
The Ancient Greek thriller from the author of Adios Muchachos, winner of an Edgar Award.
California Book Award–winner Greer presents a hilarious and immaculately written story set in LA, exploring the inevitability of failure.
The fourth installment and first female author in Dennis Cooper’s groundbreaking Little House on the Bowery series.
An illuminating and unflinching novel exploring England’s 19th-century colonization of Jamaica.
Fast Eddie is a convoluted Oedipal adventure blending low-brow scenarios with high-art diction, reminiscent of Robert Coover, John Hawkes, and Edmund White.
A riveting novel of ideas exploring the perils of hazing and feverish masculinity on a high school football team.
Life is teetering on the edge of the apocalypse in and around the tiny Washington State coastal community that occupies the center of Firewater, a posthumously released, brutally funny environmental suspense novel.
The Fuck-Up is a thriller with a literary soul set in the pre-chic Lower East Side.
Following her best-selling, award-winning novel Glorious, McFadden produces a fantastical historical novel featuring the spirit of Emmett Till.
A dazzling coming-of-age novella, now an Essence Magazine best seller, by Jamaica’s top-selling writer.
Award-winning novelist Bernice L. McFadden’s highly anticipated new historical novel set amidst the Harlem Renaissance.
A provocative and persuasive historical novel exploring the Spanish brutality against native Indians in early 16th-century Jamaica.
A selection of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series.
After her infant son is kidnapped, Beverley Cottrell’s marriage fails. Years later, could a mysterious, lurking young man be her long-lost son?
Cult novelist Dennis Cooper launches the third title of Little House on the Bowery, the Akashic series he is editing and promoting.
The debut novel from Akashic’s new imprint, Punk Planet Books. Also check out the smash hits How the Hula Girl Sings, Tender as Hellfire, and The Boy Detective Fails.
A literary crime novel on the last island of socialism, during a period of intense depseration.
The third installment in cult novelist Dennis Cooper’s groundbreaking Little House on the Bowery series.
Basis for the major motion picture The Narrows, starring Kevin Zegers, Vincent D’Onofrio, Sofia Bush, and Eddie Cahill.
Armstead Maupin meets Carl Hiaasen in a brilliant black comedy that traces the paths of disparate characters floating through New York, about to collide in a treacherous story that will make you think twice about ever answering a classified ad.
The latest entry in the Akashic Drug Chronicles Series. Heroin has long been understood as the most “literary” of narcotics, and this collection will, for better and worse, have tremendous pop cultural appeal.
Shiflett’s suspenseful and provocative literary debut, set in Chicago and Puerto Escondido, a small Mexican beach town 150 miles south of Acapulco.
A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid (A Novel)
Veteran authors Everett and Kincaid present an uproarious send-up of one of America’s most controversial American icons.
Prodigy, from the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, launches Akashic’s new Infamous Books imprint with a story of loyalty, vengeance, and greed.
Prodigy, from the legendary hip-hop group Mobb Deep, launches Akashic’s new Infamous Books imprint with a story of loyalty, vengeance, and greed.
Paperback reissue of the second novel from the author of the smash hits Hairstyles of the Damned, Tender as Hellfire, and The Boy Detective Fails
Akashic launches an African American–focused reprint series with this classic story collection.
Jones’s only collection of stories is back in print, with a new preface by daughter Kaylie Jones and a brand new study guide.
Jamaica’s literary lion Colin Channer presents new fiction from the freshest young Jamaican authors and the Calabash International Literary Festival’s Extended Family.
A majestic novel that will launch Allen into the ranks of Junot Díaz and Toni Morrison.
The long-awaited paperback reissue of the acclaimed Jamaican author’s debut novel.
Jonah Sees Ghosts is a shocking, touching, and humorous first novel that blends magical realism with a figurative study of how alcohol abuse shapes the personalities within a family.
Kamikaze Lust takes the reader on an electrifying ride through the spectacle of life and death in millennial America.
Award-winning author Yongsoo Park presents a powerful coming-of-age story of a young boy on the edges of New York City.
A phenomenal debut novella to further establish the literary excellence of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series.
A post-punk story of outsiders, family, inherited drama, and love set in downtown New York, Los Angeles, and Mexico City.
An African American man confronts a heart of darkness when his family moves from Los Angeles to a small town in Norway.
The first-ever US publication of the Caribbean comic classic that is also a major motion picture.
The debut title from Akashic’s Open Lens imprint: a universal tale of family, heritage, and the ties that bind, from the nationally best-selling author Randall Robinson.
Manhattan Loverboy (MLB) is paranoid delusion and fantastic comedy in the service of social realism.
Joyce Carol Oates, Lee Child, Linda Yablonsky, and others take short fiction to a higher level (though they don’t inhale).
Dennis Cooper unveils a mesmerizing debut story collection for his Little House on the Bowery fiction series.
An enchanting first novel exploring a fractured utopian community on the Texas/Mexico border at the turn of the twentieth century.
Classic Jones reissued, with a new preface by National Book Award–winner Larry Heinemann.
A stand-alone satiric thriller from New York City literary icon Arthur Nersesian.
A literary psychological thriller set in 1951, reminiscent of The Great Gatsby.
The second installment from Hotel St. George Press, following the release of The Session by Aaron Petrovich.
A tightly crafted search for redemption and forgiveness within the shadows of a family’s military past, by the author of Water in Darkness.
Larson’s antihero Dewey Decimal is back in this bombastic and soulful sequel to The Dewey Decimal System.
A gorgeously written and highly entertaining debut novel about a small island’s struggle for independence from Britain.
A haunting, exquisitely written novel exploring the true devastation of the US war in Afghanistan.
The long-awaited reissue of McFadden’s classic novel about a young woman on a journey of self-discovery.
Best-selling novelist Joe Meno is back with a fantastic new novel about two young people and a visionary, doomed art movement.
Please Take Me Off the Guest List is the latest in a series of creative collaborations by New York City artists and friends Zachary Lipez, Nick Zinner, and Stacy Wakefield.
Three days in the life of Samuel Berkow, a German Jew escaping Nazi Germany by boat to Guatemala in 1938.
A powerful debut novel illuminating how adoptees struggle to recapture their personal histories and cultural legacy, part of Akashic’s Open Lens imprint.
A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution.
The highly anticipated second novel in Nersesian’s THE FIVE BOOKS OF MOSES series.
The debut novella by Aaron Petrovich and first release from Hotel St. George Press.
Romance and political intrigue cloud the many lives of a diabolical African supermodel harboring a shocking secret.
The debut novel from the award-winning Ghanaian-born Jamaican poet.
Derek McCormack’s most compelling work yet is his second selection in Dennis Cooper’s groundbreaking Little House on the Bowery fiction series.
A provocative debut that masterfully fuses issues of culture, race, sexuality, and family.
Since You Ask is about the origins of sexual compulsion, and one young woman’s attempts to be free.
The novel that inspired the Merchant Ivory film is back in print! With a new author’s introduction and a previously unpublished chapter.
The novel that’s changing the way we define “family.” The Osbournes, Sopranos, and Eminem are only “some of the parts” that make up the whole story of the new American family.
Chris Abani’s new novella furthers his reputation as the most acclaimed young African writer today.
Undistilled noir in the much-anticipated third novel from the American Book Award–winning Bronx native.
A debut novel from the art-rock pioneer and frontman of Primus, Les Claypool.
Nina Revoyr brings us a compelling story of race, love, murder, and history against the backdrop of Los Angeles.
A literary thriller from the daughter of James Jones.
Following the international success of the Noir Series, this volume marks the launch of a new drug-based sister series.
The critically acclaimed psychological drama from the author of the cult classic The Fuck-Up and Manhattan Loverboy.
Nersesian’s exalted novel, the first installment in THE FIVE BOOKS OF MOSES series.
Sparrow L. Patterson’s debut novel follows a nineteen-year-old bisexual girl on her whirlwind journey of sexual escapades, drug-induced hallucinations, shoplifting sprees, and other criminal behavior.
Controversial literary legend Amiri Baraka’s new short story collection—an Essence Magazine best-seller—will shock and awe.
Paperback reissue of the debut novel by the author of the best sellers The Boy Detective Fails, How the Hula Girl Sings and Hairstyles of the Damned (more than 70,000 copies sold).
A historical mystery by bestseller Heffernan in the tradition of Chandler and Hammett.
A stylized reissue of the acclaimed, surreal noir collaboration between Mexico’s greatest writer and its most courageous revolutionary.
An anthology of new fiction writers who are using the Internet to develop their work; part of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series.
Based on extensive research into the rhetoric of religious cults, Victims is a novel about the final days of a religious cult called The Overcomers.
The long-awaited reissue of McFadden’s best-selling second novel praised by Toni Morrison, USA Today, Washington Post, and others—published simultaneously with McFadden’s new novel Gathering of Waters.
A taut, disturbing novel that examines the Vietnam War’s living legacy and plumbs the depths of human sadness.
In Heffernan’s best novel to date, a young, one-armed Civil War veteran investigates the death of a troubled fellow soldier in 1860s Vermont and Virginia.
Part of Dennis Cooper’s Little House on the Bowery series, this collection of stories is told by a woman compelled to divulge her secrets, fantasies, and obsessions.
Revoyr’s novel examines the effects of change on a small, isolated town, the strengths and limits of community, and the sometimes conflicting loyalties of family and justice.
The second novel from the author of the award-winning Kamikaze Lust.
Denial, God, dystopia, academic, and reality TV collide in acclaimed author Crane’s third story collection from Punk Planet Books, the imprint that launched indie smash hit Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno.
A powerful debut historical novel to launch a new imprint, Kaylie Jones Books, curated by acclaimed author Kaylie Jones.
The cheerleader, the nerd, the jock, the freak. What if you had to be all four?
Launching Akashic’s new Black Sheep YA imprint, an adventure novel in a video game turned reality, with giant spiders, malevolent hummingbirds, a not-quite-yellow-brick road, and preteen children learning how to be heroes!
A deeply engaging debut novel about a morality clash in an insular Chicago neighborhood.
A groundbreaking, hilarious novel about two elder gay Caribbean men coming to terms with being closeted in a changing world.
A pan-Caribbean anthology of original short stories culled from the very best entries to the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
A detective and a female journalist form an unlikely alliance threatening to grow into something more intimate, or something explosive.
An erotic drama about four sexy couples and one swingers’ club where their fantasies and nightmares collide.
One house . . . one robbery . . . one mistake . . . sexual intrigue and violence intermingle in this tense urban thriller.
Millet’s first YA novel explores a world devastated by global warming, and two teenagers determined to survive against all odds.
This mesmerizing, lyrical debut explores the lives of Haitian families aspiring to escape hardship and an earthquake’s devastation.
A page-turning debut novel set in Scranton, Pennsylvania, during the height of coal mining, vaudeville, and evangelism.