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- 445 g
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Woman No. 17
When Lady decides to take a break from her husband, she hires a live-in nanny so she can finish her book-but also possibly to avoid her children. S, a young artist/student, arrives on Lady's doorstep to interview for the job and instantly connects...
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What makes Lepucki's vision so unsettling is its total plausibility...California has contemporary American politics clearly in its sights. -- Patrick Flanery * Times Literary Supplement * Lepucki weaves an engrossing story of loss, hope and the inability of people to leave behind their destructive traits * Hyper * Lepucki's sure control of language and occasional flashes of humour... the fantastical elements provide a symbolic language with which to satirise and explore elements of contemporary society * Weekend Australian * Lepucki imbues her post-apocalyptic tale with elements of a Greek tragedy to show how vulnerable our notions of civilisation can be * Weekend West * a timely reminder of what could so easily happen if climate change and wealth divisions continue to be ignored. * Adelaide Advertiser * Compulsively page turning, you may not come out of the basement until you finish it, or the world ends * Yen * Lepucki's first novel elegantly adds to a canon of dystopian fiction wiht a fresh examination of prejudice, ethics, technology, and relationships' * Manchester Evening News * Edan Lepucki is the very best kind of writer: simultaneously generous and precise. I am long been an admirer of her prose, but this book---this book, this massive, brilliant book---is a four alarm fire, the ambitious and rich introduction that a writer of her caliber deserves. I can't wait for the world to know what I have known for so many years, that Edan Lepucki is the real thing, and that we will all be bowing at her feet before long -- Emma Straub, author of Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures In her remarkable debut California, Edan Lepucki has conjured a post-apocalyptic vision that is honest, frightening, and altogether too realistic. At times disturbing and often heartbreaking, California is an original examination of the limitations of family and loyalty in a world on the verge of collapse -- Ivy Pochoda, author of Visitation Street California is a wonder: a big, gripping and inventive story built on quiet, precise human moments. Edan Lepucki's eerie near future is vividly and persuasively imagined. She is a fierce new presence in American fiction -- Dana Spiotta, author of Stone Arabia Stunning and brilliant novel, which is a wholly original take on the post-apocalypse genre, an end-of-the-world we've never seen before and yet is uncomfortably believable and recognizable. By turns funny and heartbreaking, scary and tender, beautifully written and compulsively page-turning, this is a book that will haunt me, and that I'll be thankful to return to in the years to come. It left me speechless. Read it, and prepare yourself -- Dan Chaon, author of Await Your Reply There's been no shortage of apocalyptic scenarios in our recent literature. What makes Edan Lepucki's novel so stunning is that her survivors don't merely resemble us, they are us, in their emotional particularity and dilemmas. The result is a book as terse and terrifying as the best of Shirley Jackson, on the one hand, and as clear-eyed and profound a portrait of a marriage as Evan Connell's Mrs. Bridge, on the other. California is superb -- Matthew Specktor, author of American Dream Machine It's tempting to call this novel post-apocalyptic, but really, it's about an apocalypse in progress, an apocalypse that might already be happening, one that doesn't so much break life into before and after as unravel it bit by bit. Edan Lepucki tells her tale with preternatural clarity and total believability, in large part by focusing on the relationships -- between husband and wife, brother and sister, parent and child -- that are, it turns out, apocalypse-proof. Post-nothing. California is timeless -- Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore This thrilling and thoughtful debut novel by Edan Lepucki follows a young married couple navigating dangers both physical and emotional in a wild, mysterious post-collapse America. It's a vivid, believable picture of a not-so-distant future
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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 Magazineand Best American Short Stories 2012.