The Tribes of Palos Verdes

The Tribes of Palos Verdes

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Young Medina Mason turns to surfing to vent her anger as her parent's marriage disintegrates and struggles to help herself and her brother survive the forces pulling the family apart

Blackwell North Amer
Medina Mason and her twin brother Jim have just moved with their parents - their father, a heart surgeon to the stars; their mother, a former beauty queen trying to eat her way to happiness - to the exclusive California beach community of Palos Verdes. Medina at fourteen is awkward, hostile, instantly unpopular, while good-looking, easygoing Jim is quickly at home among the surfers, "towel girls," and potheads who make up the local surf scene. As Medina watches her parents' marriage disintegrate and her brother drift dangerously away from her, she turns to surfing, finding a bitter solace in the challenge of the waves.
But no matter how much control Medina gains against the sea, at home and at school her life remains chaotic. While a red tide approaches, brushfires rage, and Jim is caught in the middle of his parents' cruel warfare, Medina struggles to save herself and her brother from the forces that conspire to tear them apart.

Baker
& Taylor

Young Medina Mason turns to surfing to vent her anger as her parent's marriage disintegrates and struggles to help herself and her brother survive the forces pulling the family apart. A first novel. 50,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1997.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
ISBN: 9780312156770
0312156774
Branch Call Number: NIC
Characteristics: 218 p. 20 cm.

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