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Rapp, Adam

Works: 69 works in 176 publications in 4 languages and 12,234 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Epistolary fiction  Domestic fiction  Drama  Young adult works  Domestic drama  Erotic drama  Comic books, strips, etc  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Contributor, Narrator, Director, Creator, Lyricist, Performer, Author of screenplay, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3568.A6278, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Adam Rapp
Most widely held works by Adam Rapp
Punkzilla by Adam Rapp( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Punkzilla" is on a mission to see his older brother "P", before "P" dies of cancer. Still buzzing from his last hit of meth, he embarks on a days-long trip from Portland, Ore. to Memphis, Tenn., writing letters to his family and friends. Along the way, he sees a sketchier side of America and worries if he will make it to see his brother in time
Under the wolf, under the dog by Adam Rapp( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Steve struggles to make sense of his mother's terminal breast cancer and his brother's suicide
33 snowfish by Adam Rapp( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homeless boy, running from the police with a fifteen-year-old, drug-addicted prostitute, her boyfriend who just killed his own parents, and a baby, gets the chance to make a better life for himself
The buffalo tree by Adam Rapp( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While serving a six-month sentence at a juvenile detention center, thirteen-year-old Sura struggles to survive the experience with his spirit intact
Know your beholder : a novel by Adam Rapp( Book )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As winter deepens in snowbound Pollard, Illinois, thirty-something Francis Falbo is holed up in his attic apartment, recovering from a series of traumas: his mother's death, his beloved wife's desertion, and his once-ascendant rock band's irreconcilable break-up. Francis hasn't shaved in months, hasn't so much as changed out of his bathrobe-"the uniform of a Life in Default"--For nine days. Other than the agoraphobia that continues to hold him hostage, all he has left is his childhood home, whose remaining rooms he rents to a cast of eccentric tenants, including a pair of former circus performers whose daughter has gone missing. The tight-knit community has already survived a blizzard, but there is more danger in store for the citizens of Pollard before summer arrives. Francis is himself caught up in these troubles as he becomes increasingly entangled in the affairs of others, with results that are by turns disastrous, hysterical, and ultimately healing"--
The children and the wolves by Adam Rapp( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abducted by teen genius Bounce and her drifter friends Wiggins and Orange, three-year-old Frog seems content to eat cereal and play a video game about wolves all day--a game that parallels the reality around her--until Wiggins is overcome by guilt and tension and takes action
Missing the piano by Adam Rapp( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Mike's mother and sister go on tour with "Les Miserables," Mike's father and his new wife enroll Mike in St. Matthew's Military Academy where, facing brutality and ignorance, he learns to survive
The year of endless sorrows by Adam Rapp( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and Czech and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Midwestern man flush with promise toils at a thankless, poverty-wage job in New York City in the early 1990s while working hard on his first novel about acute knee pain and the end of the world
The copper elephant by Adam Rapp( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a world where children under twelve are used as slave labor in subterranean lime mines, eleven-year-old Whensday Bluehouse struggles to survive the continuous poison rains and evade the ruthless Syndicate Soldiers
Nocturne : a play by Adam Rapp( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A thirty-two-year-old former piano prodigy recounts the tragic accident that tore his family apart. With a keen eye for human relationships and a deft ear for language, [author] explores the aftershock of this unimaginable event. The father is so incapable of forgiveness that he puts a gun in his son's mouth, the mother so shattered that she deserts the family and eventually takes leave of her sanity altogether. The son--only seventeen years old at the time--sets out for New York City. There, he seeks an uneasy refuge in books and reinvents himself as a writer. Across the decade and a half that follows, he tries to cope with the ramifications of his own anguish and the estrangement of his surviving family while making a desperate search for redemption."--Back cover
Winter passing( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Turkish and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actress Reese Holden has been offered a small fortune by a book editor if she can secure for publication the love letters that her father, a reclusive novelist, wrote to her mother, who has since passed away. Returning to Michigan, Reese finds that an ex-grad student and a would-be musician have moved in with her father, who cares more about his new friends than he does about his own health and well-being
The Best American Short Plays 2000-2001( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents twelve short plays, most from 2000-2002, as a sampling of American theater at the turn of the twenty-first century
Red light winter : a play by Adam Rapp( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping their lives in Manhattan, former college buddies Matt and Davis take off to the Netherlands and find themselves thrown into a bizarre love triangle with a beautiful young prostitute named Christina. But the romance they find in Europe is eventually overshadowed by the truth they discover at home
Stone cold dead serious, and other plays by Adam Rapp( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent plays from "one of the more daring young stylists working today" (David Cote, Time Out New York) Adam Rapp's plays have captivated audiences across the country with their unflinching explorations of the good, the bad, and the ugly in America's heartland and cities. Gathered here are three of his latest works: Faster, in which two young grifters try to strike a deal with the devil during the hottest summer on record; Finer Noble Gases, a lament for a band of arrested thirty-year-olds slouching toward adulthood amid East Village decay; and the Off-Broadway hit Stone Cold Dead Serious. An honest, strange, and humorous look at a blue-collar family struggling to survive in the face of disability and addiction, and the seemingly surreal lengths their teenage son will go to save them from themselves, the play prompted Bruce Weber to rave in The New York Times: "Rapp is very gifted, and, even rarer, he has something to say ... Stone Cold Dead Serious [is] brave, compassionate, and ... breathtakingly moving. It is the work of a playwright who is forging a real voice ... Its rendering of the shared language of loved ones illustrates how families can remain intimate even when they are in shards. Its depiction of a working-class America that is unable to dream of anything beyond enduring is as sincerely sad a commentary on our culture as I've seen in recent memory. And its fear for young people is, unfortunately, deeply convincing."
The Best American Short Plays 2009-2010 by Barbara Parisi( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diverse plays that make up this collection reflect the pressing social issues of our society and explore the complexity of human emotions
Little Chicago by Adam Rapp( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in Japanese and English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eleven-year-old boy tries to cope with being sexually abused, neglected, and treated cruelly at school
Ball peen hammer by Adam Rapp( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world is dying. Chaos bubbles out of the sewers of an anonymous, desolate city, ravaged by war and plague. There is little humanity to be found in the diseased, deranged mobs that roam the streets. Pulitzer-finalist Adam Rapp's first graphic novel is an unflinching meditation on art and human nature. Perceptive, disturbing, and ultimately heartbreaking, Ball peen hammer offers us an unforgettable tale of brief human connections, violently severed" -- cover flap
The metal children : a play by Adam Rapp( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In small-town America, a young adult novel about teen pregnancy is banned by the local school board, igniting a fierce and violent debate over abortion, religious beliefs, and modern feminism. Its directionless New York City author arrives in town to defend the book and finds that it has inspired a group of local teens to rebel in strange and unexpected ways. A timely and unforgettable drama about the failure of urban and heartland America to understand each other, The Metal Children explores what happens when fiction becomes a matter of life and death
Essential self-defense : a play by Adam Rapp( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Essential Self-Defense, disgruntled outcast Yul Carroll takes a job as an attack dummy in a women's self-defense class and finds himself mysteriously drawn to Sadie, the repressed bookworm mercilessly honing her skills on him. Meanwhile, all's not well on the unassuming Midwestern streets of Bloggs: with local children vanishing at an alarming rate, our hero, his lady friend, and a motley assortment of poets, butchers, and punk librarians prepare to battle the darkness on the edge of town."--Jacket
The Hallway trilogy : includes : Rose, Paraffin, Nursing by Adam Rapp( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning one hundred years in one Lower East Side tenement hallway, this series of connected plays -- Rose, Paraffin, and Nursing -- is a dark and compelling exploration of what binds people together and drives them apart. Rose takes place on the evening of Nov. 28, 1953, the day following the death of Eugene O'Neill. Paraffin is set on the first evening of the 2003 New York City blackout and Nursing is set in 2053 in a disease-free New York when the tenement has been transformed into a museum where young men and women in need of cash are injected with old-fashioned diseases for the amusement of the public
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Audience level: 0.19 (from 0.00 for Punkzilla ... to 0.87 for The openin ...)

Alternative Names
Adam Rapp Amerikaans filmregisseur

Adam Rapp réalisateur américain

Adam Rapp regista statunitense

Adam Rapp US-amerikanischer Autor und Filmregisseur

Rappu, Adamu 1968-


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Under the wolf, under the dog33 snowfishThe buffalo treeMissing the pianoThe year of endless sorrowsThe copper elephantNocturne : a playThe Best American Short Plays 2000-2001