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    Description"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.


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    Title
    Palo Alto
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James Franco
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 208 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 299 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780571273188
    ISBN 10: 0571273181
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    Libri: ENGM1010
    DC22: 813.6
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN, CULT/WSTCST, GEOG/CALIFO
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: AMER3710
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP034
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ADOLES
    BISAC V2.8: FIC043000, FIC029000
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FYB
    Publisher
    FABER & FABER
    Imprint name
    Faber & Faber Fiction
    Publication date
    01 August 2011
    Author Information
    As an actor James Franco won the Golden Globe award for his portrayal of James Dean in a tv bio-pic of the actor's life and has appeared in such diverse films as Pineapple Express and Milk; he plays the lead in Danny Boyle's new film 127 Hours and portrays Allen Ginsburg in Howl; he has collaborated with an artist called Carter in a conceptual film piece and has shown his work at the Dietch Projects in New York; over the course of the last two years he has been awarded degrees in English Literature from UCLA, in Creative Writing from Columbia, in Film-making from NYU and has been accepted in the English Literature PhD program at Yale.
    Review quote
    "[Franco] ends up perfectly mirroring the undulations of a teenage mind."--"The New York Times Book Review"