California Gold

California Gold

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Vincent and Charles, two British twenty-one-year-olds, have been saving up and hatching a plan for years. It's simple: land in Manhattan and spend the weekend partying it up, then head out to find the real America on their way to make it big in Los Angeles.

But you know what they say about plans...

Set in 1993, this poignant coming-of-age story captures both the ecstasy and the heartache of two youths dazzled by the illusions of Hollywood, only to come face-to-face with the reality of their own recklessness.

After their weekend expands into a weeklong exercise in excess, a chance encounter with some Italian mobsters finally breaks the spell, setting them on their way to New Orleans, Houston and eventually Las Vegas. As disillusionment sets in, they discover that the real America doesn't quite live up to their expectations. Their big adventure climaxes in a final two-day race to get to Los Angeles...via hitchhiking.

Freedom, folly, and friendship ultimately lie at the core of this lively journey through the heartland of America.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 305 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 20.07mm | 417.3g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508510040
  • 9781508510048

About Vas Kolovos

Born and raised in London, Vas Kolovos is a lifelong soccer fan, an avid snowboarder, and a lover of science-fiction. After dropping out of university, he attended a Syd Field day class and a John Truby master class, after which he began writing screenplays. Soon he was involved in the independent film industry in London, working on feature films and commercial videos. He continued learning his craft and focused on fiction writing, aiming to create books that inspire young people to read, to write and to be more creative. Based on his travels in the United States in 1993, California Gold has been rewritten from the original screenplay.

He still lives in north London, and divides his spare time between Cyprus and the mountains.
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8 ratings
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4 38% (3)
3 12% (1)
2 12% (1)
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