The F.B.I has infiltrated Hunter's affluent suburb and as he navigates the divide between high school and the waiting world, we're led down a dizzying spiral into worlds we're not supposed to see. As he searches for the shining moments in the spaces of everyday, youthful debauchery melds with real world stakes, shattering the invincibility of youth.
Stars of the Now is a frantic, energized, queasy ride following a brief period of time in Hunter's life, that at times enlightens and at others pins him beneath the cold, bleak surface of appearances. Taking place primarily in Cleveland, Ohio, it is a raw look at the drug culture pervading our suburbs and shirking the binds of others' expectations in order to become something more.
With alternating narrative voices and graphic depictions of "how it is" in the grind toward adulthood, Stars of the Now simultaneously fills us with triumphant joy and nausea.