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Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Subject: Forthcoming

The Wishing Pool and Other Stories

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Forthcoming: 8/6/24

Now in paperback, this blockbuster story collection further cements Tananarive Due’s status as a leading innovator in Black horror and Afrofuturism; featuring the 2023 World Fantasy Award–winning story, “Incident at Bear Creek Lodge,” and two new stories!

*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Tananarive Due!

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Broke Heart Blues

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Forthcoming: 10/1/24

The much-anticipated reissue of a novel that is one of Joyce Carol Oates’s personal favorites among her oeuvre; featuring a new afterword by Oates.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before October 1, 2024.

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Hunters in High Heels

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Forthcoming: 1/7/25

Internationally celebrated musician/filmmaker Omar Rodríguez-López presents his first book of photographs, a sublime alternative to traditional rock-and-roll imagery.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before January 7, 2025.

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Hamburg Noir

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Forthcoming: TBA

The historic northern port city Hamburg joins Berlin as the Akashic Noir Series continues its foray into one of Western Europe’s most storied nations

Honolulu Noir

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Forthcoming: 11/5/24

The Aloha State enters the Akashic Noir Series arena with a riveting collection, exploring shadows and corners of Honolulu that will never be found in a tourist brochure.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before November 5, 2024.

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Stay Positive

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Forthcoming: 10/1/24

The Hold Steady’s beloved song of stick-to-itiveness and positivity is adapted into a beautiful children’s book about the social life of a humble armadillo.

Note: This page is for the regular edition of Stay Positive. To order the limited edition package, featuring the custom water bottle and sticker sheet, click here.

For a $30 SIGNED copy of the book, please select “SIGNED BY THE BAND” in the drop-down menu below and click “ADD TO CART.” Or for an unsigned book at its regular price, please select “Unsigned.”

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before October 1, 2024.

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