Palo Alto (Paperback)
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Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 06/01/2011
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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.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571273164
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 248 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 16 mm
Edition: Main

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“Palo Alto is stunning”

Palo Alto is written in such simple language and the sentences are kept fairly short-however there are some beautiful quotes,funny moments and it's an incredible read overall. Franco uses a mixture of heartbreak,... More

Paperback edition
28th March 2015
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“Beautiful Book, loved the film too”

Palo Alto is one of my favourite books that has even been written.

Paperback edition
12th January 2017
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“Palo Alto”

An examination of youth spent in a northern California town, Palo Alto, the debut short story collection of James Franco, traces the lives of a group of teenagers as they experiment with adult vices (drink, drugs and... More

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28th February 2013
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