The Avocado Tree

The Avocado Tree




What's a boy to do when hindsight is 20/20? THE AVOCADO TREE is a coming-of-age memoir told from the adult vantage point of Shon Franklin, who on a quest for forgiveness, clarity, and resolve, recounts his seemingly normal eleven year old life, gone awry, circa 1984. Just when he comes to terms with his parent's recent divorce, Shon's mother, Sharon, leaves her parental obligations in Inglewood, California behind for the fast life back in her hometown of Chicago, leaving ex-husband, Earl Jr. to raise Shon and his two young siblings. Now a seemingly motherless child, Shon must learn to cope with abandonment, family misfortune, and congenital dysfunction, all while sorting through life's formative lessons in love, sex, street ethics, and moral character.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615674377
Publisher: Sirod Media Group
Publication date: 08/10/2012
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Born in Los Angeles, and raised in Inglewood, California, Sean Thomas would find his calling to write during a post-production internship at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City. Set on becoming a music recording engineer and producer, his time at Sony led him to realize his true passion-writing. He went on to study Screenwriting at UCLA Extension and later wrote several unproduced feature film scripts, television specs, as well as two short films.

He currently resides in Oklahoma City with his wife Nicole and their two children where he is penning a series of forthcoming projects.

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