Rage Paperback – Nov 1 2009
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A"Excellent films and wonderful novels have arrived in recent years from Argentina. Bizzio is a new discovery with his novel RAGE, soon to be a film noir by Guillermo del Toro, the director of Pan's Labyrinth and Hellboy and a tale that blends social fable with dreamlike fantasy. It is 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.A" Le Temps
About the Author
Novelist, playwright, poet, and screenwriter, the Argentinian writer Sergio Bizzio has already made his own debut as a film director with Animals", which received the Opera Prima award for Best Screenplay from the National Institute of Cinematography in Argentina. His short story "Cinismo" was made into a film. "Rage" is his sixth novel. Amanda Hopkinson is a well known literary translator, most recently of The Devil and Miss Prym by Paulo Coelho, Money to Burn by Ricardo Piglia and Dead Horsemeat by Dominique Manotti. "
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The police seek Jose who tells his beloved Rosa he must leave the city. However, instead of going far away from Buenos Aires, Jose hides inside the huge mansion in an empty area. He watches the owners and their son Alvaro to insure they treat his beloved appropriately while clandestinely stealing food. When Alvaro rapes Rosa, Jose in a rage kills him.
This is an odd but exhilarating thriller that sort of feels like taking Hitchcock's Rear Window and relocating it in Argentina. The violent hero is for the most part like a ghost or the comic book Watcher as he keenly observes the goings on inside his small world (self-prison) mansion. This is Jose's tale as his raging mind enables readers to ironically "view" the darker side of society.