The Resource California : a novel /, Edan Lepucki

California : a novel /, Edan Lepucki

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California : a novel /
Title
California
Title remainder
a novel /
Statement of responsibility
Edan Lepucki
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 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
Summary
After escaping the crumbling ruins of Los Angeles for a shack in the wilderness, Cal and Frida realize they are pregnant and seek refuge in the nearest settlement—a guarded, dark and paranoid community that poses a whole new set of dangers.
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Award
LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
Additional physical form
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
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Lepucki, Edan
Index
no index present
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unknown
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dictionaries
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  • Near future
  • Wilderness survival
  • Post-apocalypse
  • Pregnant women
  • Husband and wife
  • Wilderness areas
  • Social change
  • Violence
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Men/women relations
  • California
Target audience
adult
Label
California : a novel /, Edan Lepucki
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  • RBdigital eBook
  • Electronic resource
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unknown
Color
multicolored
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
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Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780316250696
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Publisher number
EB00276890
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Label
California : a novel /, Edan Lepucki
Link
Publication
Note
  • RBdigital eBook
  • Electronic resource
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780316250696
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00276890
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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