The Dead Run by Adam Mansbach
A Novel

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It may be that I am not familiar with the myths Mansbach calls upon, but I did not guess where he was going to end up with this narrative. Although violent, The Dead Run is first-rate entertainment based on a fascinating cultural mashup.
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With thrilling chills and crackling suspense, The Dead Run is an edgy novel set in the netherworld of the Mexican-American border from Adam Mansbach, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F**ck to Sleep and Rage Is Back.
 
On both sides of the border, girls are going missing and bodies are beginning to surface. It’s a deadly epidemic of crime that plunges a small-town police chief into a monster of an investigation he's not equipped to handle. An ancient evil has returned, and now everyone—the innocent and the guilty—must face their deepest terrors.

With The Dead Run Adam Mansbach delivers an eerie high-concept thriller, mixing horror, the supernatural, and suspense in a chilling, high-octane read.

 

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 September 24, 2013 by Harper Voyager. 309 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction
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Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Aug 04 2013

A head-spinning mashup of genres, with a cast that includes bikers, hookers, demons and corrupt cops. It works.

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Reviewed by Nancy Fontaine on Sep 26 2013

It may be that I am not familiar with the myths Mansbach calls upon, but I did not guess where he was going to end up with this narrative. Although violent, The Dead Run is first-rate entertainment based on a fascinating cultural mashup.

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