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Palo Alto

James Franco

From acclaimed Hollywood actor/director James Franco comes a stunning work of fiction – the coming-of-age of a whole generation.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571273164
Date Published
06.01.2011
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Summary

Palo Alto is the debut of a powerful new literary voice. Written with an immediacy and sense of place Palo Alto traces the lives of an extended group of teenagers as they experiment with vices of all kinds, struggle with their families and one another, and succumb to self-destructive, often heartless nihilism. Franco presents his characters in all their raw humanity, while at the same time providing insight into the teenage mind.

In the classic American tradition of story-cycles such as Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio, Palo Alto presents a stark, vivid, disturbing, but, above all, compassionate portrait of lives on the rough fringes of youth.

JamesFranco

James Franco grew up in the northern California town of Palo Alto. He is an actor, director, screenwriter and artist. His film appearances include Milk, Pineapple Express, the Spider-Man trilogy, Howl, Oz the Great and Powerful, Spring Breakers, and This Is The End.He received an Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his performance in 127 Hours. On television, he starred…

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