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Adam Mansbach

Adam Mansbach is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Go the Fuck to Sleep, which has been translated into 40 languages and is forthcoming as a feature film from Fox 2000. His novels include the California Book Award-winning The End of the Jews and the cult classic Angry Black White Boy, which has been taught at more than eighty schools.  His most recent novel, Rage is Back, was Amazon.com’s January 2013 Book of the Month and has just been published in paperback.

Mansbach is the recipient of a Reed Award, a Webby Award, and a Gold Pollie Award from the American Association of Political Consultants for his 2012 campaign video “Wake The Fuck Up,” starring Samuel L. Jackson; he is also a 2012 Sundance Screenwriting Lab Fellow, a 2013 Berkeley Repertory Theater Ground Floor Fellow, and the 2009-11 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, New York Times Book Review, Esquire, The Believer, and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered.

Mansbach lives in Berkeley, California, where he co-hosts KPFA Pacifica’s “Father Figures.” He is currently adapting the children’s classic The Pushcart War for Park Pictures, and his debut thriller, The Dead Run, has just been published by HarperCollins.


The Dead Run


Filled with creepy chills and crackling suspense, an unnerving supernatural thriller, set in the netherworld of the US/Mexican borderland, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F**ck to Sleep and the acclaimed Rage Is Back

On both sides of the Mexican-American border, girls are going missing and bodies are beginning to surface, a deadly epidemic of crime that plunges a small-town police chief into a monster of an investigation he's unequipped to handle.

Sherry Nichols is one of those disappeared girls. Miraculously, she's managed to escape. As the young woman soon discovers, freeing herself was the easy part. Lost and alone, she's got to make it through the desert. Alive.

In a Mexican jail, an unjustly-imprisoned man named Galvan is offered a devil's bargain. Freedom and the beloved daughter from whom he is estranged if he successfully carries a sinister package across the border in twenty-four hours.

But there are more than coyotes (human and animal) roaming the desert in seach of prey. An ancient evil has returned, and now everyone must face their deepest terrors.

With The Dead Run Adam Mansbach delivers an eerie high-concept thriller, mixing horror, the supernatural, and suspense in a chilling, high-octane read.