Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Catalog Tag: literary fiction

The Angels’ Share

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A Jamaican father and his adult son travel across the island together in a touching and humorous novel that explores family reconciliation.

Here Lies a Father

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Fifteen-year-old Ian Daly’s moral universe is turned upside down when, at his father’s funeral, he discovers that his father had two secret families.

Knucklehead

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A fierce, intelligent, and often hilarious novel about a young African American attorney who struggles to keep his cool in the personally and politically turbulent ’90s.

Out of Mesopotamia

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Informed by firsthand experience on the battlefronts of Iraq and Syria, Abdoh captures the horror, confusion, and absurdity of combat from a seldom-glimpsed perspective that expands our understanding of the war novel.

Polar Vortex

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A novel reminiscent of the works of Herman Koch and Rachel Cusk, in which a lesbian couple attempts to escape the secrets of their pasts.

Prayer for the Living

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Topical and timely, Booker Prize–winning author Ben Okri’s new collection of short stories blurs parallel realities and walks the line between darkness and magic.

Speculative Los Angeles

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The debut title in a new city-based anthology series featuring all-new stories with speculative, sci-fi, and paranormal themes—each using distinct neighborhood settings as a launching pad.

*While supplies last, all paperback copies of Speculative Los Angeles purchased through our website will be SIGNED by all 14 contributors and editor Denise Hamilton!

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Forthcoming Titles

Cosmogramma

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Forthcoming: 11/2/21

An exquisite collection of speculative fiction stories depicting an alternate future as lived by the African diaspora.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before November 2, 2021.

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

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Forthcoming: 1/4/22

In the early 1970s, César Alvarez enlists in the navy to escape a life of crime; while the decision saves him from the streets, it also lands him amid volatile racial tensions at a crucial moment in US history.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before January 4, 2022.

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