Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Subject: Forthcoming

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.

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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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What I See: The Black Flag Photographs of Glen E. Friedman

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Forthcoming: 4/5/22

A stunning collection of the most iconic photographs ever made of Black Flag, along with never-before-seen photos and a foreword by Chuck Dukowski. 256 jam-packed pages, over 300 photographs, and over 70% of the photos have never been seen.

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before April 5, 2022.

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.”

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The Partition

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Forthcoming: 4/26/22

A thrilling new story collection from acclaimed writer Don Lee exploring Asian American identity, spanning decades and continents

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before April 26, 2022.

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Now Lila Knows

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Forthcoming: 6/7/22

Caribbean professor Lila Bonnard arrives in Vermont for a short-term teaching position and is forced to confront the terrible legacy of American (in)justice

Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before June 7, 2022.

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The Reservoir

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Forthcoming: 6/7/22

A former Wall Street veteran, quarantined by the coronavirus, becomes consumed with madness—or the fulfillment of his own mythic fate

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Out of Mesopotamia (Paperback Edition)

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Forthcoming: 8/2/22

Informed by firsthand experience on the battlefronts of Iraq and Syria, Abdoh captures the horror, confusion, and absurdity of combat from a seldom-glimpsed perspective that expands our understanding of the war novel.

This page is for the August 2022 paperback edition of Out of Mesopotamia, which is now available for preorder. For the September 2020 hardcover edition, click here.

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