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Rant

(2007)
The Oral History of Buster Casey
A novel by

 
 
“Like most people I didn't meet Rant Casey until after he was dead. That's how it works for most celebrities: After they croak, their circle of friends just explodes.…”

Rant is the mind-bending new novel from Chuck Palahniuk, the literary provocateur responsible for such books as the generation-defining classic Fight Club and the pedal-to-the-metal horrorfest Haunted. It takes the form of an oral history of one Buster “Rant” Casey, who may or may not be the most efficient serial killer of our time.

“What ‘Typhoid Mary' Mallon was to typhoid, what Gaetan Dugas was to AIDS, and Liu Jian-lun was to SARS, Buster Casey would become for rabies.”

A high school rebel who always wins (and a childhood murderer?), Rant Casey escapes from his small hometown of Middleton for the big city. He becomes the leader of an urban demolition derby called Party Crashing. On appointed nights participants recognize one another by such designated car markings as “Just Married” toothpaste graffiti and then stalk and crash into each other. Rant Casey will die a spectacular highway death, after which his friends gather testimony needed to build an oral history of his short, violent life. Their collected anecdotes explore the possibility that his saliva caused a silent urban plague of rabies and that he found a way to escape the prison house of linear time.…

“The future you have, tomorrow, won't be the same future you had, yesterday.”
—Rant Casey

Expect hilarity, horror, and blazing insight into the desperate and surreal contemporary human condition as only Chuck Palahniuk can deliver it. He's the postmillennial Jonathan Swift, the visionary to watch to learn what's —uh-oh—coming next.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: Rant: The Oral History of Buster Casey
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN: 0-224-08059-8 / 978-0-224-08059-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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May 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rant (Limited Edition): An Oral Biography of Buster Casey
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN: 0-385-52329-7 / 978-0-385-52329-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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May 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN: 0-385-51787-4 / 978-0-385-51787-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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1804 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN: 0-385-66349-8 / 978-0-385-66349-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Paperback Editions

May 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rant: The Oral Biography of Buster Casey
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN: 0-307-27583-3 / 978-0-307-27583-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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May 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN: 0-385-66350-1 / 978-0-385-66350-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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May 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Rant
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN: 0-307-38889-1 / 978-0-307-38889-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Books
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May 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rant: The Oral History of Buster Casey
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN: 0-09-949936-3 / 978-0-09-949936-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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1799 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rant: The Oral History of Buster Casey
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN: 0-09-952085-0 / 978-0-09-952085-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rant: The Oral History of Buster Casey
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN: 0-224-07857-7 / 978-0-224-07857-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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2007 : USA Paperback

Title: Rant
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN: 0-7394-8827-9 / 978-0-7394-8827-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: ANCHOR BOOKS
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Audio Editions

May 2007 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Rant
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Rant
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Recorded Books
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May 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Rant: An Oral History of Buster Casey
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
ISBN: 1-4281-4353-X / 978-1-4281-4353-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

May 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rant: The Oral History of Buster Casey
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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February 2009 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Rant: An Oral Biography of Buster Casey
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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May 2008 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Rant: The Oral Biography of Buster Casey
Author(s): Chuck Palahniuk
Publisher: Anchor
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