The Tribes of Palos Verdes

The Tribes of Palos Verdes

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A debut novel. A fourteen-year-old girl and her brother become involved in a local gang in the aftermath of their parents' painful separation. Whilst the boy is accepted the girl is shunned and sexually exploited. When her brother tragically dies, the young girl realises the extent of her alienation from her parents and her peer more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 18mm | 240g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English, Spanish
  • 0670876984
  • 9780670876983

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"Nicholson captures the California-coast culture...Medina shows what it's like to feel '6 million years old' way before your time." --"Entertainment Weekly" "An inspiring portrait of a young woman unswayed by other people's pettiness." --"Mademoiselle" "Impressive...captures what it is to be young, intelligent, and very alone." --"US Magazine" "Nicholson's evocation of character, her ability to bring Medina fully to life, makes this work. She writes with snapshot immediacy...A writer to keep in mind." --David Ulin, "Salon Magazine"show more

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569 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 28% (158)
4 34% (193)
3 27% (152)
2 9% (54)
1 2% (12)
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