Baumgardner’s groundbreaking new book includes abortion testimonials by Ani DiFranco, Barbara Ehrenreich, Gloria Steinem, and others.
Subject: Women’s Studies
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.
Trade paperback reissue of Elizabeth Nunez’s new novel, a New York Times Editors’ Choice.
Harryman’s lyrical voyage launches Nigerian author Chris Abani’s visionary new poetry imprint, Black Goat, with an introduction by Maurya Simon.
In honor of her 2012 New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year selection—and in anticipation of the just-released paperback edition of Nowhere Is a Place, our Bernice L. McFadden Digit features excerpts from all four of her Akashic titles: Gathering of Waters, The Warmest December, Glorious, and Nowhere Is a Place.
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.
Blood Sugar is a disturbing and evocative collection of new work and selected poems previously featured in Blackman’s enormously popular chapbooks.
A powerful immigrant story of family, love, assimilation, and a provocative look inside the contemporary book business.
The debut winner of the Paz Prize for Poetry, presented by the National Poetry Series.
Chris Abani’s acclaimed Black Goat series presents the debut collection from one of America’s most promising young poets.
A highly ambitious and visionary poetry debut from the first Mexican author in Chris Abani’s acclaimed Black Goat series.
The fourth installment and first female author in Dennis Cooper’s groundbreaking Little House on the Bowery series.
Following her best-selling, award-winning novel Glorious, McFadden produces a fantastical historical novel featuring the spirit of Emmett Till.
Award-winning novelist Bernice L. McFadden’s highly anticipated new historical novel set amidst the Harlem Renaissance.
Akashic recruits Danticat, one of the truly great contemporary writers, to edit this timely volume featuring stories set both before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake.
The best anthology of classic Haitian fiction ever assembled, unparalleled in scope.
In the stories of Havana Noir current and former residents of the city uncover crimes of violence and loveless sex, of mental cruelty and greed, of self-preservation and collective hysteria.
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.
Kamikaze Lust takes the reader on an electrifying ride through the spectacle of life and death in millennial America.
The highly anticipated debut poetry collection from the best-selling author of Dreaming in Cuban.
A riveting tale of sickness and survival from the first female author on the Punk Planet Books imprint that brought you the indie hit Hairstyles of the Damned.
A post-punk story of outsiders, family, inherited drama, and love set in downtown New York, Los Angeles, and Mexico City.
An enchanting first novel exploring a fractured utopian community on the Texas/Mexico border at the turn of the twentieth century.
A literary psychological thriller set in 1951, reminiscent of The Great Gatsby.
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.
The unspeakable sexual confessions of underground legend Lydia Lunch.
A startling debut volume, part of Chris Abani’s Black Goat poetry series.
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.
Romance and political intrigue cloud the many lives of a diabolical African supermodel harboring a shocking secret.
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.
So Much Things to Say: 100 Poets from the First Ten Years of the Calabash International Literary Festival
Robert Pinsky and Derek Walcott anchor this groundbreaking, soulful poetry collection.
The novel that inspired the Merchant Ivory film is back in print! With a new author’s introduction and a previously unpublished chapter.
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.
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.
A powerful debut historical novel to launch a new imprint, Kaylie Jones Books, curated by acclaimed author Kaylie Jones.
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.
Cherished former Vermont governor Kunin teams up with Baumgardner to tell the inspiring story of American politicians’ growing acceptance of gay marriage.
National Book Award–nominee Heather Dune Macadam presents her first mystery as alluring as a Buddhist Koan.
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.
Lydia Lunch’s second book will provoke rage, awe, and infectious desire.
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 riveting memoir in which Nunez wrestles with her mother’s determination to have her leave her Trinidadian homeland for America.
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.
A long-awaited reissue of this deeply thoughtful novel about hope, forgiveness, and the cost of loving Donovan, a complex man with a shattered history.