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The Tribes of Palos Verdes

A Novel

Joy Nicholson

St. Martin's Griffin

In The Tribes of Palos Verdes  by Joy Nicholson, Medina Mason is a defiant, awkward newcomer to the affluent beach community of Palos Verdes, California. As her parents' marriage disintegrates and her beloved brother falls prey to the temptations of drugs and the lunacy of their mother, Medina surfs to survive, finding a bitter solace in the rough comfort of the waves. This is the moving story of growing up "different," of the love between siblings, and of one girl's power to save herself.

In The Tribes of Palos Verdes  by Joy Nicholson, Medina Mason is a defiant, awkward newcomer to the affluent beach community of Palos Verdes, California. As her parents' marriage disintegrates and her beloved brother falls prey to the temptations of drugs and the lunacy of their mother, Medina surfs to survive, finding a bitter solace in the rough comfort of the waves. This is the moving story of growing up "different," of the love between siblings, and of one girl's power to save herself.

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Praise for The Tribes of Palos Verdes

"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
"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

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  • Joy Nicholson

  • Joy Nicholson lives in Los Angeles. The Tribes of Palos Verdes is her first novel.
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The Tribes of Palos Verdes

A Novel

Joy Nicholson

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