Age of Unreason

Overview

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.

Reviews

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

About the Author

Warren Kinsella

Posted by Kendra on December 6, 2014
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Warren Kinsella

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.