Rage Is Back by Adam Mansbach
A Novel

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To be fair, the book is a frenetic romp, and if you can accept the wild rhythms and breathless hyperbole, it’s a fun ride, most of the time.
-Toronto Star

Synopsis

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F*** to Sleep, “a rollicking, frenetic and hilarious jaunt” (San Francisco Chronicle)

Raised in the shadow of two graffiti legends from New York’s “golden era” of subway bombing, Dondi Vance is less than thrilled to learn his father, Billy Rage, is back after sixteen years on the lam. But the transit cop who ruined Billy’s life and shattered his crew is running for mayor—and must be brought down. Welcome to the Great American Graffiti Novel.
 

About Adam Mansbach

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Adam Mansbach's novels include The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award, and the best-selling Angry Black White Boy, a San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of 2005. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times Book Review, the Believer, Granta, the Los Angeles Times, and many other publications. He was the 2010-2011 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University.His daughter, Vivien, is three. Ricardo Cortés has illustrated books about grass, electricity, the Jamaican bobsled team, and Chinese food. His work has been featured in the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, New York magazine, the Village Voice, the San Francisco Chronicle, and on the O’Reilly Factor and CNN. He lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he is working on a book about a shark. To see more of his work, visit: Rmcortes.com.
 
Published January 10, 2013 by Plume. 305 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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NY Times

Good
Reviewed by Kevin Baker on Jan 25 2013

Mansbach can write with real talent, maybe crazy talent. He ought to trust himself and put it up there for all of us to see.

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by James Braxton Peterson on Jan 10 2013

For aficionados of underground concepts in literature, Mr. Mansbach’s craftily constructed underworld will not disappoint.

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Toronto Star

Above average
Reviewed by Michel Basilieres on Feb 01 2013

To be fair, the book is a frenetic romp, and if you can accept the wild rhythms and breathless hyperbole, it’s a fun ride, most of the time.

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Above average
Reviewed by Kevin McFarland on Feb 11 2013

...the landing is so smooth that the few loose ends feel insignificant. Still, with Rage Is Back, Mansbach has crafted another labor of love, and that stylistic dedication outshines the structurally weak plot.

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