Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Subject: Forthcoming

The Idealist: In My Eyes 25 Years

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Forthcoming: 4/20/21

A beautifully curated collection from celebrated photographer Glen E. Friedman’s early years.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before April 20, 2021. For a SIGNED copy of the book, please select “SIGNED BY GLEN E. FRIEDMAN” in the drop-down menu below and click “ADD TO CART.” Or, for a 25% discount off the list price, please select “Unsigned.”

Recognize

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Forthcoming: 4/20/21

Renowned photographer Glen E. Friedman’s breathtaking and ambitious exploration of clouds.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before April 20, 2021. For a SIGNED copy of the book, please select “SIGNED BY GLEN E. FRIEDMAN” in the drop-down menu below and click “ADD TO CART.” Or, for a 25% discount off the list price, please select “Unsigned.”

Palm Springs Noir

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Forthcoming: 7/6/21

Palm Springs now joins Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley in California’s Noir Series arena.

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

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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.

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Unstrung: Rants and Stories of a Noise Guitarist

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Forthcoming: 8/3/21

Iconoclastic guitar player Marc Ribot offers up essays and stories in this darkly funny and subversive debut collection.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before August 3, 2021.

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*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Marc Ribot

Zero O’Clock

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Forthcoming: 9/7/21

For sixteen-year-old Geth Montego, zero o’clock begins on March 12, 2020. By June, she wonders if it will ever end.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before September 7, 2021.

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The Reluctant King

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Forthcoming: 9/14/21

The King family is on the political rise in New York City, but must weather the violent storm wrought by their darkest secrets.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before September 14, 2021.

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The Go the Fuck to Sleep Box Set: Go the Fuck to Sleep, You Have to Fucking Eat & Fuck, Now There Are Two of You

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Forthcoming: 10/5/21

Celebrating a decade of profane, loving, and deeply cathartic children’s books for adults, the entire Go the Fuck to Sleep trilogy is finally available in a collectors’-edition boxed set—including a bonus humorous sticker!

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before October 5, 2021.

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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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Little John Crow

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Forthcoming: 11/2/21

After being abandoned by his animal friends, Little John Crow must come to terms with what it means to be part of a community when you are a vulture.

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

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.

Kemosha of the Caribbean

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Forthcoming: 2/1/22

In 1668, a young Jamaican girl, Kemosha, secures her freedom from enslavement and finds her true self while sailing to Panama with the legendary Captain Morgan.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before February 1, 2022.

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Paris Noir: The Suburbs

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Forthcoming: 2/1/22

Following the success of Paris Noir, the Akashic Noir Series has expanded to include the famously diverse and sometimes controversial suburbs of this legendary city, all stories translated from French.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before February 1, 2022.