USA/UK 2011, 197pp., brochure, € 19.95Kostenloser Versand ab 20 Euro Bestellwert.
Set in a northern California university town, 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. Actor James Franco (»James Dean«, »Spiderman«, »Milk«, »Howl«) 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, James Franco draws a stark, vivid, disturbing but, above all, compassionate portrait of lives on the rough fringes of youth. Franco's talent is unmistakable, his ambition profound. He's taken the twin subjects of suburbia and American adolescence and made them as scary and true as they must be.