RAGE IS BACK is the story of a too-wise kid and the father who left him, the price of revenge and the greatest graffiti stunt New York City has ever seen. Moving through the city’s unseen communities, from the subway tunnel camps of the Mole People to the drug dens of Crown Heights, RAGE IS BACK is a love letter to New York that introduces a powerful urban underdog narrator.
"Number one New York Times bestselling author Adam Mansbach returns with a blockbuster tale of revenge, redemption, and the world’s most beautiful crime. 18-year-old biracial Dondi Vance is the son of two famous graffiti artists from New York City’s “golden era” of subway bombing. Recently kicked out of his prestigious prep school for selling weed—and his mother’s Brooklyn apartment for losing his scholarship— he’s couch-surfing his way through life, compulsively immune to rumors that his long-lost father, Billy Rage, has returned after sixteen years on the lam.
But Dondi’s old man really is back—what’s left of him, that is. A wizened shell of his former self, Billy is still reeling from a psychic attack by an angry sha-man in the Amazon basin when Dondi finds him at the top of a pseudo-magical staircase in DUMBO. The uneasy reunion comes just in time: Anastacio Bracken, the transit cop who ruined Billy’s life and shattered his crew back in 1987, is running for mayor. Only by rallying the forgotten writers of the eighties for an epic, game-changing mission can Billy and Dondi bring Bracken down.
In this mind-bending journey through a subterranean world of epic heroes, villains, and eccentrics, Adam Mansbach balances an intricately plotted, high-stakes caper with a wildly inventive tale of time travel and shamanism, prodigal fathers and sons, and the hilariously intertwined realms of art, crime, and spirituality. Moving throughout New York City’s unseen communities, from the tunnel camps of the Mole People to the drug dens of Crown Heights, Rage Is Back is a kaleidoscopic tour de force from a writer at the top of his game."
Adam Mansbach, the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Go the F**k to Sleep and the critically acclaimed novels The End of the Jews and Angry Black White Boy, returns with a gripping new novel RAGE IS BACK about a too-wise kid and the father who left him, the price of revenge and the greatest graffiti stunt New York City has ever seen (Viking; On-sale: January 14, 2013)
This book will be on sale on 14 January 2013. It has 304 pages and is also available as an e-book
We already had the opportunitty to read it and we must say we really recommend it to our readers, because the book is really well written, from a first person perspective and right from the first page it is easy for the reader to relate to the characters.
It "breathes" the New York city graffiti scene and it features lots of New York graffiti slang and it is full of interesting characters and history.
“A muscular ode to New York City’s 1980s art underground . . . Combines a poet's touch with the wild sparks of a subway train speeding through a graffiti-splashed tunnel.”
It’s a mix of comedy, urban attitude, graffiti scene history, and sharp sociological analysis. At certain points it was incredibly funny!
Once you start to read it, it’s very hard to put down!
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