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Age of Unreason
The X Gang
By (author): Warren Kinsella
9781459742185 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Age (years) from 15 - 18, Reading age from 15 - 18 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Performing Arts / Music Maine Dec 21, 2019
$14.99 CAD
Active 5 x 8 x 0.65 in | 210 gr 240 pages Dundurn
CCBC's Best Books for Kids and Teens (Spring 2020) 2020, Commended
The X Gang must stand up for their beliefs in a changing world.

A new face of violence and hate has come to Portland, Maine, and the punks in the X Gang find themselves targeted once again. It is the early eighties, and the youth subculture they have grown up in is changing. Kurt, X, and the others have reluctantly concluded that they are unlikely to ever change the world with their punk anthems, but that injustice is still worth fighting against. The friends lean on each other for the strength to deal with death, addiction, sexism, and racism they see all around them.

Meanwhile, the police and the FBI are on the trail of a killer, and a member of the X Gang holds the secret to the fugitive’s sinister motivations. Age of Unreason tells the shocking story of how hatred can become a cause, and how we must stand together against it no matter the cost.

  • The first X Gang novel earned rave reviews in Publishers Weekly (“unflinching page-turner”), Toronto Star, and Booklist (“dark and engrossing”)
  • Recipe for Hate, the first X Gang novel, was nominated for the White Pine Award and shortlisted for the John Spray Mystery Award
  • Author has been involved with the punk scene since the start, has been in bands, run his own record company, and has written hundreds of stories — and one critically acclaimed book, Fury’s Hour — about punk
  • Author is a skilled self-marketer: he runs a top Toronto PR firm which has advised countless campaigns about how to get heard by target audiences, particularly youthful ones; his website, The War Room, attracts 3.5 million visitors a year; and he has 26K followers on Twitter
  • Set in 1980s, but relevant today, focusing on the clash between diversity and tolerance, and those who promote division and hate

Warren Kinsella is an author, musician, lawyer, and political consultant. His previous books include Recipe for Hate and New Dark Ages from the X Gang series, and the national bestseller Web of Hate. Warren also plays bass in the punk band SFH and runs the popular blog The War Room. He lives in Toronto.

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Elham Ali;

Kinsella skilfully blends convincing depictions of both the punk scene and the racist underground with the hoary trope of a band of kids setting out to solve a mystery … a suspenseful page-turner that also gives considerable food for thought. - Quill and Quire, for Recipe for Hate

Tension starts high and stays there in this unflinching page-turner, which offers a fascinating glimpse into the early punk scene and a moving testament to the power of friendship. - Publishers Weekly, for Recipe for Hate

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New Dark Ages Warren Kinsella 9781459742154 $14.99 CAD Nov 10, 2018
Recipe for Hate Warren Kinsella 9781459739062 $14.99 CAD Nov 11, 2017
The War Room Warren Kinsella 9781550027464 $29.99 CAD Oct 04, 2007


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