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    DescriptionWelcome to the Great American Graffiti Novel Number one "New York Times "bestselling author Adam Mansbach returns with a blockbuster tale of revenge, redemption, and the world's most beautiful crime. 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 plot-ted, 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 com-munities, 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.


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    Title
    Rage Is Back
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Adam Mansbach
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 290
    Width: 160 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780670026128
    ISBN 10: 0670026123
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FJ
    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    DC22: FIC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 813.6
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    DC22: 813/.6
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDATL, CULT/NRTHES, GEOG/NEWYRK
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET020
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/AFROAM
    BISAC V2.8: FIC016000
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    Ingram Theme: LOCL/NYNEWY
    B&T Approval Code: P26100000
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC048000, FIC002000, FIC019000, FIC028080
    LC classification: PS3613.A57 R34 2013
    Publisher
    Viking Books
    Imprint name
    Viking Books
    Publication date
    10 January 2013
    Author Information
    Adam Mansbach 's books include the number one international bestseller "Go the Fuck to Sleep, "the California Book Award-winning novel "The End of the Jews, "and the cult classic "Angry Black White Boy. "His work has appeared in "The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, Esquire, "and "The Believer, "and on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered."
    Review quote
    "Mansbach has clearly had a play date with Michael Chabon and Junot Diaz, and his fresh, witty novel is one that hip readers will relish . . . Laced with zaniness and cultural bling." ""--""Ron Charles, ""Washington Post"" "A rollicking, frenetic and hilarious jaunt through the (literal and figurative) New York City underworld . . . [that] does for graffiti what Michael Chabon's ""The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay"" did for comic books . . . ""[Rage is Back] ""mashes up disparate linguistic registers with an effortlessness that brings to mind Junot Diaz's perennial narrator, Junior . . . Beneath all the weed and spray paint, it's a warmhearted story about a son searching for his father and for himself, a trip through the past and present of an American art form." --David Lukas, ""San Francisco Chronicle "" "Mansbach's wild ride will likely earn cult-classic status -- and deservedly so . . . In Dondi, Mansbach has created an unforgettable narrator who combines elements of Holden Caulfield, Oscar Wao, and even a hint of Ignatius J. Reilly." --Eric Liebetrau, ""Boston Globe"" "Flashing bits of brilliance like a beautifully burned train . . . Mansbach can write with real talent, maybe crazy talent." --Kevin Baker, ""The New York Times Book Review"" "A hilarious revenge thriller. . . [that reads] something like watching a Quentin Tarantino film or listening to a Wu-Tang Clan album--perhaps simultaneously. This is a great thing. ... ""Rage Is Back"" has humor and horror and humanity and is altogether fresh." --Kevin Coval, ""Chicago Tribune"" "Exuberant . . . Mansbach's paean to graffiti art . . . has a wild-style collage form that also ties in plot points involving a hallucinogenic vision-quest, the so-called 'mole people' said to live in the city's tunnels, and time travel." --""The Wall Street Journal "" "A muscular ode to New York City's 1980s art underground .