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Sixty years ago, the legendary actor James Dean died in a horrific high-speed car crash. His life, full of enormous possibility, was over in an instant. All the promise of youth and genius ended on a sun-bleached American highway in 1955. But what if...? What if James Dean didn't die in his Porche Spyder racing car? What if he lived to change what we think of as 'history'? In this special edition of his critically acclaimed novel The Rebel, best-selling author Jack Dann gives James Dean a second chance: a chance to change the cultural and political landscape of America. The Rebel: Second Chance is a wild, almost hallucinatory ride through America's culture of the 50s and 60s. Here is all the glamour, danger, pathos, and promise that was America. Here is America through the looking glass: a time when James Dean came into his own... a time when he lived fast and furious... a time when he ran with Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs, and the Kennedys. A time of danger, dissipation, and, yes, even hope. But this is more than just another edition of a critically lauded novel. The Rebel: Second Chance is the 'compleat' novel. It contains new chapters and story lines: adding up to an extra 135,000 words! This is the author's original vision, which Satalyte Publishing are proud to publish in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of James Dean's death.
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