EDAN LEPUCKI - California

  
  

Wednesday, July 30 at 7PM

BookPeople Presents

Acclaimed Debut Author
EDAN LEPUCKI

speaking & signing
California


We're ecstatic to welcome Edan Lepucki to BookPeople for her debut, California. A much anticipated novel, this book comes highly recommended from Edan's new bestie, Stephen Colbert, and perhaps more importantly, from BookPeople's own, Alex!

Alex says: "As a member of the End of the World Book Club here at BookPeople, I’ve read a lot of apocalyptic fiction over the last 16 months. A lot...When I saw the description for California I felt a real sense of curiosity, since it had been a while since I had seen a new kind of apocalypse, let alone one that actually felt modern and relevant, and I wanted to see what else would appear as refreshed..."

Check out the rest of Alex's review at the BookPeople blog! This is a book and an event you don't want to miss!

Edan Lepucki is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a staff writer for The Millions. Her short fiction has been published in McSweeney's and Narrative magazine, among other publications, and she is the founder and director of Writing Workshops Los Angeles. This is her first novel.

About California:
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.


 Praise for California:

"Rewarding....[One of] 30 books you NEED to read in 2014." ---Huffington Post

"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

"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

"An expansive, full-bodied and masterful narrative of humans caught in the most extreme situations, with all of our virtues and failings on full display: courage, cowardice, trust, betrayal, honor and expedience. The final eighty pages of this book gripped me as much as any fictional denouement I've encountered in recent years....I firmly believe that Edan Lepucki is on the cusp of a long, strong career in American letters." ---Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk


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Thank you for supporting Edan Lepucki & your local independent bookstore!

  
Event date: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
603 N Lamar Blvd
78703-5413 Austin
us
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$26.00
ISBN: 9780316250818
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Little Brown and Company - July 8th, 2014

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