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California

(2014)
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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 despite the isolation and hardships they face. Consumed by fear of the future and mourning for a past they can't reclaim, they seek comfort and 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 but 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 its own dangers. 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 irrepressible resilience force us to question how far we will go to protect the ones we love.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"THRILLING...A VIVID, BELIEVABLE PICTURE OF A NOT-SO-DISTANT FUTURE." - Janet Fitch


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1989 : UK Hardback
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Title: California
Author(s): Edan Lepucki
ISBN: 1-4087-0471-4 / 978-1-4087-0471-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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July 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: California: A Novel
Author(s): Edan Lepucki
ISBN: 0-316-25081-3 / 978-0-316-25081-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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July 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: California: A Novel
Author(s): Edan Lepucki
ISBN: 0-316-25083-X / 978-0-316-25083-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Back Bay Books
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April 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: California
Author(s): Edan Lepucki
ISBN: 0-349-13947-4 / 978-0-349-13947-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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July 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: California
Author(s): Edan Lepucki
ISBN: 1-4087-0470-6 / 978-1-4087-0470-7 (UK edition)
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August 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: California
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August 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: California
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July 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: California: A Novel
Author(s): Edan Lepucki
ISBN: 1-4789-0322-8 / 978-1-4789-0322-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
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July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: California: A Novel
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July 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: California: A Novel
Author(s): Edan Lepucki
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July 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: California: A Novel
Author(s): Edan Lepucki
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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July 2014 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: California
Author(s): Edan Lepucki
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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