Orange Rain

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About the author:
Jan Smitowicz is a 29-year-old vegan, prison survivor, and social justice activist. Proud father of an adorable four-year-old vasectomy. He believes fiction still has the power to change lives, and change the world. He lives among the ancient redwoods in Humboldt County, along California's North Coast. This is his debut novel. His website is

Orange Rain

A Revenge Novel

Authored by Jan Smitowicz

From the illicit pharmaceutical underworld of San Francisco's Tenderloin to the cocaine-dusted film set of amputee porn in booming Las Vegas; from the urban-industrial hideout of militant black revolutionaries to a botched backyard lynching by Texas frat boys . . . Orange Rain hurtles from one stunning scene to the next, swaying between the hilarious and the hideous. Its humor is darker than the Marlboro Man's coffee (and his lung cancer). A wildly twisted and shocking novel, but also one with undeniable courage and compassion. It is an ode to humans' ability to endure in the face of horrific cruelty and suffering. A celebration of feminine strength and spirit. You've likely never read anything quite like it.

"Orange Rain is not a politically correct novel-which is why it is so appealing . . . [the main] character has a clear revenge mission he never wavers from. Revenge is exacted on more than one oppressor, including two different rapists . . . [It's] the type of book that could never be published by a mainstream publisher, as they would be too afraid to touch the taboo subjects it contains. Jan Smitowicz's first novel . . . is fast-moving, fun to read, and isn't the same old tired thing we see coming from traditional publishers."
-Kimberly Steele, author of Forever Fifteen and other novels

"The eco-warriors next door embark on a lightning round of vigilante justice. Orange Rain is what happens when the Monkey Wrench Gang goes Death Wish and moves from the scrubland to the streets. Literature that incites."
-Peter Young, former ALF prisoner, chief editor at Animal Liberation Frontline

"A compelling, fast-paced adventure through some of society's most intriguing subcultures . . . filled with incisive political commentary. This timely and important novel is a must read for anyone concerned about the state of the planet, or simply looking for a good read."
-Camille Marino, former political prisoner, founder of Negotiation is Over and Eleventh Hour for Animals

"An exciting new author with a new voice to bring to the world of fiction. The literary world is in desperate need of more writers like him."
-Veronica Rosas, playwright

Cover artwork by Teague Younger Vernell

Published by Trébol Press

Publication Date:
0990360717 / 9780990360711
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Political

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