2020 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award Nominee-Debut Fiction
An insightful, witty novel set in early twentieth-century black Boston by the Harlem Renaissance's youngest member.
A powerful work. --Essence
Bloodthirsty and thrumming, an original take on the source material. ... The writing is skillfully evocative, and readers will appreciate the excitement of a high-stakes power play - Kirkus Reviews
A brilliant retelling of William Shakespeare's Othello with an urban twist by New York Times best selling author SLMN
“A deeply soulful novel that comprehends love and cruelty, and separates the big people from the small of heart, without ever losing sympathy for those unfortunates who don’t know how to live properly.” —Zadie Smith
In the lively, but desperate world of D.C.'s underbelly, a Black homeless man must quickly learn the ropes of being a detective after a wealthy ex-government official sets him up to take the fall for a brutal crime he didn't commit. Christopher Chambers, author of A Prayer for Deliverance and Sympathy for the Devil (NAACP Image Award nominee) brings a 21st-century take on hard
"Some secrets you have to be prepared to take to the grave, but if you truly want to keep a secret, you must hide it from yourself."
Latavia Carter can't face the present because she's stuck in her past. Lies, secrets, and infidelity have caused her life to spiral out of control. But is it her fault? How can it be, when just about everyone in her immediate circle has a secret of his or her own? Who can she trust? Better yet, how can she trust anyone when she can't even trust herself?
A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2020
“A comically dark coming-of-age story about growing up on the South Side of Chicago, but it’s also social commentary at its finest, woven seamlessly into the work . . .
Morally ambiguous P.I. Leonid McGill is back -- and investigating crimes against society's most downtrodden -- in this installment of the beloved detective series from an Edgar Award-winning and bestselling crime novelist.
Leonid McGill's spent a lifetime building up his reputation in the New York investigative scene.$15.95ISBN: 9781496733276Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Business DaysPublished: Holloway House - February 23rd, 2021
The godfather of urban lit, Donald Goines knows life on the streets is a one-way ticket to life behind bars, where suffering is the one and only daily bread. For the first time in over a decade, his classic White Man's Justice, Black Man's Grief is now repackaged and reissued in trade with a whole new look to attract new readers, as well as long-time fans of the legend himself.$16.99ISBN: 9780062867759Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Business DaysPublished: Harper Voyager - February 23rd, 2021
The Compton Crook Award-winning author weaves her trademark blend of science fiction and dark humor in this dazzling story that continues the imaginative saga begun in Escaping Exodus, in which a society lives in the belly of a beast—and an entire civilization's survival depends on a pair of uneasy allies who must come together for one epic battle.$17.00ISBN: 9781618731777Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Small Beer Press - January 12th, 2021
In Reconstruction, award-winning writer and musician Johnson delineates the lives of those trodden underfoot by the powerful, and how they rise up. Meet the humans who serve a coterie of vampires in Hawai'i, explore the taxonomy of anger with Black Union soldiers and the woman who travels with them during the American Civil War.