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The Resource Things That Happened Before the Earthquake

Things That Happened Before the Earthquake

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Things That Happened Before the Earthquake
Title
Things That Happened Before the Earthquake
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Summary
Welcome to LA? Nineties' Hollywood gets an Italian makeover in this poignant and ruefully funny coming-of-age novel featuring a teenage girl who's on shaky ground—in more ways than one.Mere weeks after the 1992 riots that laid waste to Los Angeles' Eugenia, a typical Italian teenager, is rudely yanked from her privileged Roman milieu by her hippie-ish filmmaker parents and transplanted to the strange suburban world of the San Fernando Valley. With only the Virgin Mary to call on for guidance as her parents struggle to make it big, Hollywood fashion, she must navigate her huge new public high school, complete with Crips and Bloods and Persian gang members, and a car-based environment of 99-cent stores and obscure fast-food franchises and all-night raves. She forges friendships with Henry, who runs his mother's movie memorabilia store, and the bewitching Deva, who introduces her to the alternate cultural universe that is Topanga Canyon. And then the 1994 earthquake rocks the foundations not only of Eugenia's home but of the future she'd been imagining for herself.From the Hardcover edition
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Barzini, Chiara
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
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Things That Happened Before the Earthquake
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Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385542289
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optical disk
Label
Things That Happened Before the Earthquake
Publication
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385542289
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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