Wednesday, November 12, 2014

BOOK SPOTLIGHT: Cupertino Story (Matt Szymanowski)


Cupertino Story is a tale of troubled adolescents and misfits. This portrait of a lost generation traces the lives of teenagers and their experiments with vices of all kinds, struggles with family and one another, as they succumb to passivity, self destructive and often heartless nihilism. 

Stevo lives in a world of casual privilege, moral entropy and reckless abandon. The weight of his older brother’s mysterious disappearance begins to permeate through his everyday life. After writing a disturbing school essay he’s put into therapy and given anti depressants. He’s continuously entranced by a mysterious new girl at school named Holly who may or may not be a call girl. His best friend Drake’s repressed homosexual bent becomes more evident and violent with their drug induced adventures. The dizzying whirlwind of desperation takes Stevo through relentless parties in dot com villas, seedy bars, Santa Cruz bonfires, and also into the lesser known world of Silicon Valley after dark.

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