- Publisher: Viking Press Inc
- Format: Hardback | 290 pages
- Dimensions: 160mm x 231mm x 33mm | 476g
- Publication date: 18 February 2013
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 0670026123
- ISBN 13: 9780670026128
- Sales rank: 658,777
Welcome 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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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."
"A rambunctious ride through graffiti culture, filled with magical moments and outlandish situations . . . Like Tarantino, Mansbach has an ear for hip-hop." --Charles Ealy, "Austin American-Statesman"