California

ISBN-10: 0316250813
ISBN-13: 9780316250818
Edition: 2014
Authors: Edan Lepucki
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Description: "Stunning and brilliant....A wholly original take on the post-apocalypse genre." ---Dan Chaon, author Await Your ReplyThe world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Publication date: 7/8/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

"Stunning and brilliant....A wholly original take on the post-apocalypse genre." ---Dan Chaon, author Await Your ReplyThe world Cal and Frida have always known is gone, and they've left the crumbling city of Los Angeles far behind them. They now live in a shack in the wilderness, working side-by-side to make their days tolerable despite the isolation and hardships they face. Consumed by fear of the future and mourning for a past they can't reclaim, they seek comfort and solace in one other. But the tentative existence they've built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out she's pregnant.Terrified of the unknown but unsure of their ability to raise a child alone, Cal and Frida set out for the nearest settlement, a guarded and paranoid community with dark secrets. These people can offer them security, but Cal and Frida soon realize this community poses its own dangers. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide whom to trust.A gripping and provocative debut novel by a stunning new talent, California imagines a frighteningly realistic near future, in which clashes between mankind's dark nature and irrepressible resilience force us to question how far we will go to protect the ones we love.

Edan Lepucki is a graduate of Oberlin College and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her short fiction has been published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Narrative Magazine, Meridian, McSweeney's, and FiveChapters, among other publications, and she is the winner of the 2009 James D. Phelan Award. She is a staff writer for The Millions and lives in Los Angeles, California, where she was born and raised.

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