Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Subject: Forthcoming

Black Lotus 2: The Vow

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Forthcoming: 11/3/20

After the death of a police officer, assassin Kahllah (aka the Black Lotus) is forced out of retirement in an attempt to clear her name while outrunning a mysterious enemy.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before November 3, 2020.

*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by K’wan!

Particulate Matter

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Forthcoming: 11/3/20

In concise and distilled prose, Lemus presents a collection of still lifes, landscapes, and portraits of a challenging year that threatened all she loved most.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before November 3, 2020.

Miami Noir: The Classics

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Forthcoming: 11/17/20

The long-awaited sequel to 2006’s best-selling Miami Noir highlights an outstanding tradition of legendary writers exploring the dark side of paradise.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before November 17, 2020.

A Million Aunties

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Forthcoming: 11/17/20

American-born artist Chris is forced to reconsider his conception of family during a visit to his mother’s Caribbean homeland.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before November 17, 2020.

Accra Noir (Ghana)

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Forthcoming: 12/1/20

Accra joins Lagos, Nairobi, Marrakech, and Addis Ababa in representing the African continent in the Noir Series arena.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before December 1, 2020.

Belgrade Noir (Serbia)

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Forthcoming: 12/1/20

Belgrade, with all of its historical complexity, joins Zagreb and Prague in representing the Eastern European dimension of the Akashic Noir Series.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before December 1, 2020.

Here Lies a Father

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Forthcoming: 1/5/21

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.

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

Planet Claire: Suite for Cello and Sad-Eyed Lovers

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Forthcoming: 1/5/21

The second installment in Ann Hood’s Gracie Belle imprint challenges the traditional solemnity that characterizes nonfiction books of grief, loss, and sorrow.

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

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.

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

Speculative Los Angeles

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Forthcoming: 2/2/21

The debut title of a new city-based anthology series featuring stories with speculative, sci-fi, and paranormal themes.

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

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.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before March 16, 2021.

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.

Face: One Square Foot of Skin

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Forthcoming: 4/6/21

Writer/director/producer Justine Bateman examines the aggressive ways that society reacts to the aging of women’s faces.

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