Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Subject: New Releases

Born on the Fourth of July


This edition marks the 40th anniversary of the original publication of Kovic’s American antiwar classic and features a new foreword by Bruce Springsteen.

Brussels Noir (Belgium)

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With Brussels Noir, the Noir Series explores a city that for many is the de facto capital of the European Union, at the crossroads between old and new worlds.



Elizabeth Nunez’s reissued fourth novel is a haunting, mesmerizing exploration into the often destructive price of passion.



The reissue of Elizabeth Nunez’s moving exploration into trust, family, redemption, and love.

Hurricane Street


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

Native Believer


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



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

South Haven


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

St. Louis Noir

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