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His father was once managing editor of Rolling Stone , where Hunter S. Thompson was a contributing editor and a friend; Thompson gave a blurb to McDonell when Twelve was published, as did writers Richard Price and Joan Didion , both personal friends of the family. Twelve[ edit ] McDonell wrote the novel Twelve in , when he was very young at The subject of the novel is disaffection, despair, drug use and violence among a group of wealthy Manhattan teenagers during Winter break. The publication of the novel at such a young age was the subject of many articles in high-profile publications such The New Yorker and Entertainment Weekly. Twelve has been translated into over twenty languages, was on all major American best-seller lists, UK bestseller lists and was number one on German bestseller lists.

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His father was once managing editor of Rolling Stone , where Hunter S. Thompson was a contributing editor and a friend; Thompson gave a blurb to McDonell when Twelve was published, as did writers Richard Price and Joan Didion , both personal friends of the family. Twelve[ edit ] McDonell wrote the novel Twelve in , when he was very young at The subject of the novel is disaffection, despair, drug use and violence among a group of wealthy Manhattan teenagers during Winter break.

The publication of the novel at such a young age was the subject of many articles in high-profile publications such The New Yorker and Entertainment Weekly. Twelve has been translated into over twenty languages, was on all major American best-seller lists, UK bestseller lists and was number one on German bestseller lists. A motion picture adaptation of the same name was released in The New York Times called it "a haunting tale of brotherly love. Mike is working for an old friend of his father.

The second part of the novel takes place on September 11, , as Mike searches for his brother; in the final part Mike returns to college after tragedy strikes his family. Guerre a Harvard[ edit ] Published by Flammarion in , this work recorded the reactions of university students from to to the Iraq War involving American armed forces.

The review in The Washington Post on August 12, said: "Now 25, McDonell has reached an age at which it is not so freakish to write a good book which is fortunate because he has done it again. It was described as being reminiscent of Sebastian Junger and Jim Frederick. McDonell was credited as a screenwriter and producer on this proposed television series. White City was already used as the name for other Hollywood projects in the past so the title of the series was deemed too confusing to television and film audiences.

White City did not move forward because network executives viewed it as being too similar to concurrent Hollywood projects like the hit Showtime premium cable series Homeland , the popular FX cable series Tyrant , and NBC series State of Affairs. A lack of star power among the cast appearing in the pilot led to production being shut down without any episodes airing. McDonell has spent years researching and studying such peoples to understand their circumstances.

He traveled all around the world for research to rural locations in developing countries such as the Rift Valley, Afghanistan and more.

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Characters[ edit ] White Mike: Philosophical year-old drug dealer who roams the streets of New York, peddling marijuana to rich teens. His mother died of cancer before the novel begins and his father is almost never around, leaving White Mike to his own devices. White Mike is very intelligent and never uses drugs, including alcohol. Wears an overcoat and jeans. He is the cousin of Charlie with whom he spent much time in their childhood. Shot by Lionel at the end of the book, but survives and goes to Paris to finish his studies. He is described as a beefy kid who often plays basketball at the rec center with black kids.

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