WORD favorite Edan Lepucki presents her debut novel, California! 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 irrepressible resilience force us to question how far we will go to protect the ones we love. Edan Lepucki is the author of the novella If You're Not Yet Like Me. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, and her short fiction has been published in Narrative Magazine, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, Meridian, FiveChapters, and McSweeney's, among others. She is a staff writer for The Millions.Facebook RSVP encouraged, but not required.
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.