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The highly anticipated second title from Akashic’s groundbreaking street-lit imprint, The Armory, curated by author Kenji Jasper.

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What people are saying…

Praise for Got, the debut novel by D:

“There’s a new player stepping into the street-lit spotlight, and he’s one to watch . . . Urban libraries have to get Got.”
Library Journal (starred review)

“A gritty, streetwise debut [with] solid writing and unrelenting, brutal detail . . . The first release from The Armory, a new imprint showcasing modern urban noir, is sure to appeal to the audience that has make Akashic’s city-themed anthology series (Brooklyn Noir, etc.) a hit.”
Publishers Weekly


A selection of Kenji Jasper‘s street-lit imprint, The Armory.

It’s less than six months after the events of Got and our still nameless narrator has vanished off the Brooklyn grid only to end up in Atlanta, where he now lives with his ambitious but somewhat dimwitted cousin Durante. Flush with cash from the unfortunate events that forced him out of Brooklyn, he has enrolled in an Atlanta college, transferred his credits, and is doing his best to live a normal life.

But when our hero meets Jennifer, a dark-skinned beauty putting herself through school via small-time dealing, he inadvertently sets off a series of events that once again sandwich him between the worlds of light and dark. He can’t get away completely clean, because this time he’ll have to choose between being the man he wants to be and the one who can keep him alive. It’s another seven days in the life of a man who just can’t seem to get a break.

Book Details

  • Paperback: 180 pages
  • Published: 7/1/08
  • IBSN: 9781933354545
  • e-IBSN: 9781617750861


Writing since the age of eight, D (the author of Got and Cake) has never held a legitimate job in his life. His words, however, have appeared in VIBE and other urban publications. An Atlanta native, he currently lives in an ungentrified neighborhood near you.

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