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Woman No. 17

A Novel

Inbunden Engelska, 2017-04-27
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New York Times bestselling author Edan Lepucki's Woman No. 17 "reads like a Hollywood HIlls film noir." -- Seattle Times High in the Hollywood Hills, writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. Left alone with her children, she's going to need a hand taking care of her young son if she's ever going to finish her memoir. In response to a Craigslist ad, S arrives, a magnetic young artist who will live in the secluded guest house out back, care for Lady's toddler, Devin, and keep a watchful eye on her older, teenage son, Seth. S performs her day job beautifully, quickly drawing the entire family into her orbit, and becoming a confidante for Lady. But in the heat of the summer, S's connection to Lady's older son takes a disturbing, and possibly destructive, turn. And as Lady and S move closer to one another, the glossy veneer of Lady's privileged life begins to crack, threatening to expose old secrets that she has been keeping from her family. Meanwhile, S is protecting secrets of her own, about her real motivation for taking the job. S and Lady are both playing a careful game, and every move they make endangers the things they hold most dear. Darkly comic, twisty and tense, this mesmerizing new novel defies expectation and proves Edan Lepucki to be one of the most talented and exciting voices of her generation.
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Praise for Woman No. 17 "Lepucki's exploration of personal relationships takes on an increasingly noirish tone: Much like Chekhov's gun, a swimming pool introduced early in the book takes on the shadows of a floating body long before the reader realizes this might be a possibility."-- Elle "Edan Lepucki's Woman No. 17 is part family melodrama, part twisty self-relection... very funny."-- GQ "While Woman No. 17 does possess all the trappings of a frothy page-turner -- stormy arguments, showy melodrama, and (oops!) an affair, there are some quiet, serious moments, too. It's the intersection between the two that makes this read both scintillating and thought-provoking."-- San Francisco Chronicle "A sexy family drama featuring dual protagonists as well as sex, art, mothers and mutism."-- Los Angeles Daily News "Following the success of her debut novel, California, author Edan Lepucki returns with a dark and clever tale about motherhood and the complexity of friendships."-- SFWeekly "Woman No. 17 reads like a Hollywood Hills film noir... the dialogue is sharp, the fragrance of the wilting air palpable."-- Seattle Times "With Woman No. 17, Lepucki has succeeded in revealing a simple truth: mothers are human--flawed and difficult and impossible to hold at arm's length."-- Paste "Female friendships, artists, twisted secrets, motherhood, and the posh and drama-filled hills of Los Angeles -- if that doesn't sound like a novel your mom will literally gobble up in a day or two, we give up. This risque and mesmerizing read by New York Times bestselling author Edan Lepucki will make your mom race through the addictive pages of Woman No. 17 in no time (and we wouldn't be surprised if she rereads it again and again)."-- PopSugar "Tensions are expertly spun by Edan Lepucki through the heat of the end of summer in LA... Woman No. 17 starts and finishes in the here and now, and shows up the fragility of the facade of civilization that we all in the Western world, be it in American or Europe, like to think we hold up."-- Electric Literature "Woman No. 17 offers not only a propulsive plot but also important reflections on artistic creation, the lingering effects of bad mothers on their adult children, and the thorny question of how friends and family relate to their loved ones with disabilities."-- Bookreporter.com "Both fun to read and asks serious questions about identity, art and motherhood."-- Berkleyside "Edan Lepucki's second novel an exceptional offering... a sleek, perspective-shifting tale driven by the complexities of relationship dynamics, the notion of identity and the importance/absurdity of modern art and its impact... a taut tightrope walk of a novel."-- Maine Edge "[A] Hollywood noir about the electric bonds between women... this one is a safe bet for beach season." - The Week "Woman No. 17 is a novel about motherhood, an impossible game to win...The parallel stories of Lady and S speeding toward disaster keep the pages turning, but the primary pleasure of Woman No. 17 comes from Lepucki's wit... This novel, coming on the heels of the dystopian California, suggests that Lepucki is an author with a diverse palate and talent to burn."- Chapter16.org "Lepucki's brisk style and arresting characterizations make for a compelling portrait of womanhood in the present moment, right down to its intriguing integration of social media." --Publishers Weekly "An acidly inquisitive domestic drama set in the Hollywood Hills and anchored to depthless questions of identity, family, and art... Lepucki's arch and provocative tale of elaborate and privileged dysfunction poses sharp questions about inheritance, self-expression, and love." --Booklist "Always enjoyable...this novel succeeds by staying light on its feet." --Kirkus Reviews "In Woman No. 17, Lepucki has crafted an

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EDAN LEPUCKI is the New York Times bestselling author of the novel California as well as the novella If You're Not Yet Like Me. A contributing editor and staff writer at the Millions, she has also published fiction and nonfiction in McSweeney's, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Cut, and elsewhere. She is the founder of Writing Workshops Los Angeles.