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California : a novel / Edan Lepucki.

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ISBN#9780316250818
BIB ID#1734026
Call# FIC Lepucki

California

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393 pages ; 25 cm
Summary
"The 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 in the face of hardship and isolation. Mourning a past they can't reclaim, they seek solace in each 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 and 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 dangers of its own. In this unfamiliar world, where everything and everyone can be perceived as a threat, the couple must quickly decide whom to trust"--

Reviews and Notes

Summary/Annotation ->  "In her arresting debut novel, Edan Lepucki conjures a lush, intricate, deeply disturbing vision of the future, then masterfully exploits its dramatic possibilities." ---Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Goon Squad The 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 in the face of hardship and isolation. Mourning a past they can't reclaim, they seek solace in each 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 and 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 dangers of its own. 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 deep-seated resilience force us to question how far we will go to protect the ones we love.

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Central Adult FictionFIC LepuckiAdult Hard Cover0228573450068In Transit
Central Adult FictionFIC LepuckiAdult Hard Cover0228572400684Due 10-7-2014
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Central Lib Current CollectionFIC LepuckiBestseller0228566334782Due 9-22-2014
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Central Library Hot PicksFIC LepuckiAdult Hot Picks- 7 Day0228519495862Due 9-25-2014
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Forest HillsFIC LepuckiAdult Hard Cover0228566363799Due 10-7-2014
Forest HillsFIC LepuckiAdult Hard Cover0228566364045Due 10-8-2014
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Howard BeachFIC LepuckiAdult Hard Cover0228561414191Due 8-29-2014
McGoldrickFIC LepuckiAdult Hard Cover0228566374333Due 9-25-2014
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WhitestoneFIC LepuckiAdult Hard Cover0228572215504Due 10-4-2014

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