Now in paperback, two novellas from the Hungarian master László Krasznahorkai—“one of the most mysterious artists now at work” (Colm Toíbín)
Buenos Aires, 1977. In the darkest days of the Videla dictatorship, G mez, a gay high-school literature teacher, tries to keep a low profile as one-by-one, his friends and students begin to disappear. When Esteban, one of G mez's favorite students, is taken away in a classroom raid, G mez realizes that no one is safe anymore, and that asking too many questions can have lethal consequences.
"Like the rest of the state of Ohio, Columbus has been hit hard by the opioid crisis, and the stories included in Akashic's ode to the city are as full of misery as the city currently is in real life.
A dark and moving examination of one man’s derailed life, by the Norwegian master who is “without question, Norway’s bravest, most intelligent novelist” (Per Petterson)
"Nairobi is a city of 3 million souls, so it makes sense as a setting Akashic Books' famed noir series. 14 new stories fill a collection with Nairobi old and new; authors range in age from 24 to 81, and many layers of the city and its complex subcultures will be revealed as the reader makes their way through. Perfect for the armchair traveler "
In this masterful work of neo-noir, William Boyle expertly captures the grit and desperation of a neighborhood in flux, and spotlights the neighbors who find themselves caught up in the crimes of the past.
"In these stories, from Biloxi to Hattiesburg, from Jackson to Oxford, the various crimes of the heart or doomed deeds of fractured households are carried out in real Mississippi locales . . . Are a devilishly wrought introduction to writers with a feel for Mississippi who are pursuing lonely, haunting paths of the imagination."
A Glasgow detective goes up against a wealthy family whose corruption runs deep in this gritty noir series debut set in 1970s Scotland.
“Rash captures the gritty realities of modern Appalachia with mournful precision...the novel contemplates timeless questions about human frailty, the divinity of nature and the legacies of our native landscapes.” -Atlanta Journal-Constitution
From the author of "A Silent Fury," available Summer 2020.
"Herrera is Mexico's greatest novelist."--Francisco Goldman
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'Garnier's crime novels add significantly to the latest renaissance for this type of dark narrative.' Publishers Weekly Volume 2 includes The Front Seat Passenger, in which Fabien discovers his wife died in a car accident alongside her lover, and decides to track down that man's widow; Moon in a Dead Eye, in which the paranoia of the residents of a gated retirement village in the south of France s
A big-shouldered, big-trouble thriller set in mobbed-up 1920s Chicago—a city where some people knew too much, and where everyone should have known better—by the Oscar-nominated screenwriter of The Untouchables and Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright of Glengarry Glen Ross.