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Rage

(2009)
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"Fast-paced and entrancing psychological thriller" - Booklist

"A portrait etched in acid of a Buenos Aires society menaced by economic and political crisis. Without value judgement but with light irony, Bizzio reveals the ugly secrets of a family, seen through the eyes of his naive squatter. The imagery is often blinding and the dialogue pitch-perfect." - Le Temps

Jose Maria, a construction worker, is in love with Rosa, a maid in an exclusive Buenos Aires mansion. Subjected to constant humiliation by his foreman, Jose Maria kills him, then hides on an empty floor in the mansion. He silently observes the decadent behavior of the owners and watches Rosa in her most intimate moments. Jose Maria is also privy to more humiliating experiences - he watches as Rosa is raped by the young son of the family, and so he must kill again.

A metaphor for the decline of a social class, a country, and the resentment that spreads like a plague penetrating to the core of its people, Rage is also a tale of love and suspense that raises the tension with each successive page until it unavoidably shifts toward an intimate, shattering catastrophe. Humor, misfortune, shrewd social commentary, and thrilling erotic fantasy come together, offering the reader an inside vision of contemporary Argentina.

Film adaptation of Sergio Bizzio's Rabia, produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Sebastian Cordero, was presented at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Paperback Editions

June 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rage
Author(s): Sergio Bizzio, Amanda Hopkinson
ISBN: 1-904738-40-0 / 978-1-904738-40-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: BITTER LEMON PRESS
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rage
Author(s): Sergio Bizzio
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA