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Author Edan Lepucki will be on campus May 4 at 6:30 PM

April 17th, 2015 by John Jackson


Garrett House presents author Edan Lepucki reading from and answering questions about her award-winning first novel, the post-apocalyptic thriller California.

This is the novel you heard about on The Colbert Report — check it out here, and here, and here!

So …

When: Monday, May 4, 2015, at 6:30 PM
Where: Garrett House
What: Edan Lepucki reading from California, answering your questions, and signing your copy!
Why: An awesome chance to interface with the celebrated author of one of last year’s most celebrated books. (PLUS there is no admission charge and coffee and cookies will be served!)


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.


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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