Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

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Subject: New Releases

The Schrödinger Girl


When a young woman appears to split into four different versions of herself, protagonist and behavioral psychologist Garrett Adams must decide what is vision, what is science, and what is delusion.

Berkeley Noir

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Berkeley brings its own unique blend of Bay Area noir, complementing the grit and grime that preceded it in San Francisco Noir and Oakland Noir.

The Committee


Professor Tom Stall’s career and life are threatened when a nefarious government-affiliated group of men begin investigating the private acts of innocent people in late 1950s Florida.

The Darkest Hearts


Trap music, human trafficking, malt liquor, and the tyranny of President Trump collide in the fifth installment of Nelson George’s D Hunter mystery series.

*Please note, if you’re using Nelson’s friends and family discount code, the discount applies to paperback books only.

The Freedom Artist


An impassioned plea for freedom and justice, set in a world uncomfortably like our own, by the Booker Prize-winner Ben Okri.

The Perfume Burned His Eyes—Signed with Limited Edition Hardcover ZOPA WORDS

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This LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE for the paperback edition of Michael Imperioli’s novel The Perfume Burned His Eyes includes a signed book and the limited edition signed hardcover ZOPA WORDS, by Imperioli and his bandmates Elijah Amitin and Olmo Tighe of ZOPA.

THIS PAGE IS FOR THE LIMITED EDITION PACKAGE OF THE PERFUME BURNED HIS EYES. Click [HERE] for details on the regular edition of the book.

The Psychic Soviet


A reissue of Ian F. Svenonius’s cult-classic debut essay collection, including brand-new writing in this expanded edition.

*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will include a bookplate SIGNED by Ian F. Svenonius!