My Debut Novel Now Available in Paperback!

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A legless veteran and his Vietnamese girlfriend embark on a cross-country journey through the dark heart of mid-1980s America to exact revenge on the loathsome Monsanto Corporation, whose Agent Orange decimated both their lives.

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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 vegan militant black revolutionaries to a botched backyard lynching by Texas frat boys and the liberation of their chained, abused pit bull. . . 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 novel, but also one with undeniable heart and compassion. It is an ode to humans’ ability to endure in the face of horrific suffering. A celebration of feminine strength and spirit. You’ve likely never read anything quite like it.
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“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

Thanks to my wonderful, egalitarian, vegan-owned, Eco-conscious publisher Trebol Press for taking this on! www.TrebolPress.com

“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

“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

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One thought on “My Debut Novel Now Available in Paperback!

  1. dweezer19

    Hey Jan! Just wanted to let you know I’m still reading. Got waylaid by a move out of country as well as my own various projects and family crises. I just wanted to mention that I still love the flow, Max, and still envision him as being played by Gary Sinesse. BUT I was a bit disappointed in a couple of descriptive places in this chapter, the one where he awaits the news reports of his first bombing. When you say the weather girl should’ve hiked her skirt and had diahrea all over Ronny’s face you said “shit kickin’ grin”. I always knew it as “shit eating” and to me it would have had a whopping impact that way. Also when he awakes on the street after his heroin high you use the phrase colder than a “witches lips” and I always knew it as “colder than a witches tits”. For others who don’t know it wouldn’t be noticable but to me it was like you were softening it and Lord KNOWS you don’t do that! Anyway, I still am enjoying the ride. Hope all is going well with sales and your newer endeavors. Thanks!

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