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

Out of Mesopotamia (Paperback Edition)

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Forthcoming: 8/2/22

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.

This page is for the August 2022 paperback edition of Out of Mesopotamia, which is now available for preorder. For the September 2020 hardcover edition, click here.

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