The Five Books of (Robert) Moses

The Five Books of (Robert) Moses

  • Arthur Nersesian's cult classic, The Fuck-Up, was the first book Akashic published; the novel sold through 3 printings with Akashic before being sold to MTV Books/Simon & Schuster who has sold over 100,000 copies.
  • Nersesian has continued to publish with Akashic over the years as well as Harper Perennial, S&S, etc.
  • One of Nersesian's previous novels, Dogrun, was the basis for a film, My Dead Boyfriend, which starred Heather Graham, John Corbett, and Griffin Dunne.
  • We aim to follow in the footsteps of other successful novels that have imagined alternate histories, like Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policeman's Union and The Plot Against America by Philip Roth.
  • Robert Moses has been the subject of a few successful biographies, including The Power Broker which won a Pulitzer Prize.
  • Nersesian is active on social media, often posting about the ever-changing landscape of New York City.
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    July 28, 2020