California

by Edan Lepucki

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

California Synopsis

The sunshine state lies in darkness. Los Angeles is in ruins, left to the angels now. And the world Cal and Frida have always known is gone. Cal and Frida have 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 realise 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.

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ISBN: 9781408704714
Publication date: 07/08/2014
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback

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ISBN: 9781408704714
Publication date: 7th August 2014
Author: Edan Lepucki
Publisher: Little, Brown an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback
Genres: Literary Fiction,
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About Edan Lepucki

Edan Lepucki is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop and is a staff writer for the influential blog The Millions. Her work has already appeared in publications including McSweeny's, LA Times Magazine and Best American Short Stories 2012.

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