The Green Screen (Paperback)
American teenager Floyd longs for a movie life of fast action, fiery romance, and happy endings. But two years in a South African high school have played more like a straight-to-video dud than a cinema classic. His so-called friends have turned on him. He's been dumped...and mugged. Fed up on his last day in the country, Floyd swears he'll manufacture the happy ending he's always wanted, or die trying. Following a last-day script that is part Ferris Bueller's Day Off and part Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, he'll recruit his hapless sidekick Thibault to help him weather bad drugs, engage in gratuitous vomiting and Star Wars references, befriend aliens and hyenas (he thinks), and find a mythical Jimi Hendrix cassette...if they can escape the tragic ending Floyd's foreign film keeps hinting at.