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Akashic Books
An independent publishing company based in Fort Greene, Brooklyn


  
Becoming Abigail - A Novella
by Chris Abani
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
A breathtaking new novella from the award-winning author of GraceLand. Tough, spirited, and fiercely independent Abigail is brought as a teenager to London from Nigeria by relatives who attempt to force her into prostitution. She flees, struggling to find herself  [ more ]

  
2/15 - The Day the World Said No to War by Akashic Books
Coffee Table Book
Retail Price: $9.99 
Subject: Anti-Bush Books
This stunning full-color collection of photographs and statements is a stirring document of the largest peace demonstration in history. A dramatic collection of 131 photos from peace demonstrations spanning 38 countries. Amsterdam; Baghdad; Bombay; Cape Town; Dhaka; Glasgow; Karachi; Moscow;  [ more ]

  
Dance of Days
Two Decades of Punk in the Nation's Capitol
by Mark Andersen
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Retail Price: $9.99 
Subject: Rock/Folk/Punk
The nation's capital gave birth to arguably the most fertile and influential punk underground of the 1980s and 90s. Dance Of Days recounts the rise of trailblazing artists such as Bad Brains, Henry Rollins, Minor Threat, Rites of Spring, Fugazi  [ more ]

  
Manhattan Noir by Lawrence Block
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Retail Price: $9.99 
Readers of Brooklyn Noir will recall that its contents were labeled by neighborhood ? Bay Ridge, Canarsie, Greenpoint, etc. We have chosen the same principle here, and the book's contents do a good job of covering the island, from C.J.  [ more ]

  
Dublin Noir
The Celtic Tiger Vs. the Ugly American
by Ken Bruen
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Retail Price: $9.99 
Irish crime-fiction sensation Ken Bruen and cohorts shine a light on the dark streets of Dublin. Dublin Noir features an awe-inspiring cast of writers who between them have won all major mystery and crime-fiction awards. This collection introduces secret corners  [ more ]

  
The Girl with the Golden Shoes
by Colin Channer
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Set in 1942 on the imagined island of San Carlos, a cultural cocktail of Trinidad, Cuba, and Jamaica, this is the story of Estrella Thompson, a headstrong fourteen-year-old girl whos forced to fend for herself when shes banished from the  [ more ]

  
Iron Balloons
Hit Fiction from Jamaica's Calabash Writer's Workshop
by Colin Channer, Editor
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Retail Price: $9.99 
Set in the Caribbean and the US, the stories sweep across a range of moods and genres to create a narrative LP of fascinating voices. From the old lady who gives a speech on "How to Beat a Child the  [ more ]

  
Some of the Parts by T Cooper
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Retail Price: $9.99 
Some of the Parts is about families--the ones we're born into, and the ones we create. In spare, evocative prose, T Cooper tells a compelling story of four. Long-divorced Arlene is lonely and pill-popping; only after her daughter leaves does  [ more ]

  
Spy's Fate by Arnaldo Correa
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Retail Price: $9.99 
Akashic Books anoints its status as the premier US publisher of Cuban noir with the first English-language suspense novel by acclaimed Cuban author Arnaldo Correa. Spy's Fate is a smart, scandalous portrayal of the inept misadventures of post-Cold War US  [ more ]

  
The Jefferson Bible by Thomas Jefferson
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Retail Price: $9.95 
Subject: Politics
Completed in 1819, Thomas Jefferson's revision of the Bible's four Gospels, which he literally cut-and-pasted together, is presented here in its entirety, with an introduction by award-winning novelist Percival Everett. Unable to fully resolve the contradictions of the third President's  [ more ]


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