Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Subject: Forthcoming

Prayer for the Living

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Forthcoming: 2/2/21

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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Forthcoming: 2/2/21

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.

Creatures of Passage

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Forthcoming: 3/16/21

With echoes of Toni Morrison’s Beloved, Yejidé’s novel explores a forgotten quadrant of Washington, DC, and the ghosts that haunt it.

A River Called Time

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Forthcoming: 4/6/21

A monumental speculative fiction story of love, loyalty, politics, and conscience, set in parallel Londons.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before April 6, 2021.

Palm Springs Noir

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Forthcoming: 7/6/21

Palm Springs joins Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley in the Noir Series arena.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before July 6, 2021.

The Third Mrs. Galway

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Forthcoming: 7/6/21

Antislavery agitation is rocking Utica in 1835 when a young bride discovers an enslaved family hiding in her shed, setting in motion the exhumation of long-buried family secrets.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before July 6, 2021.

Music Is in Everything

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Forthcoming: 5/4/21

A picture book based on Ziggy Marley’s popular song celebrating music’s many forms, from the sounds of ocean waves to laugher in the family kitchen.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before May 4, 2021.

My Dog Romeo

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Forthcoming: 5/4/21

Ziggy Marley’s ode to his four-legged friend Romeo becomes a picture book that is sure to touch the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before May 4, 2021.