California

Lepucki, Edan

Published by Little, Brown, 2014
ISBN 10: 0316250813 / ISBN 13: 9780316250818
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
From Bill Leone, Bookseller, ABAA (Palos Verdes Estates, CA, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this book is temporarily unavailable. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

First Edition (first printing). The debut novel by this Iowa Writer's Workshop graduate and staff writer for THE MILLIONS, the post-apocalypse story of a couple trying to find a way to raise a child in a settlement not far from the crumbling city of Los Angeles. Fine/Fine. Signed by Lepucki on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 16583

About this title:

Synopsis: "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.

Review:

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, July 2014: What does a marriage look like after the world ends? Edan Lepucki's terrific first novel California finds itself concerned with the human element when society crumbles. The post-apocalypse is beside the point. It hardly matters how we got here; all that matters is what we do next. For Cal and Frida, that becomes a tougher question when Frida discovers she's pregnant. They've survived on their own in the lush, solitary wilderness, but decide with one more mouth to feed, they may fare better within the safety of a small community. As they integrate into a nearby settlement, the couple realizes that they may have traded the hazards of the outside world for the paranoia and mistrust of other people. California questions the role of family and responsibility, and as a portrait of marriage, is perhaps as incisive as anything set in the real world. And with the conviction with which Lepucki renders the realities of her novel, it might behoove us to think of our world as the pre-apocalypse. --Kevin Nguyen

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: California
Publisher: Little, Brown
Publication Date: 2014
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Edan Lepucki
Published by Little, Brown and Company, U.S.A. (2014)
ISBN 10: 0316250813 ISBN 13: 9780316250818
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Lotsa Books
(Fort Smith, AR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company, U.S.A., 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, 2014. First Edition, First Printing. SIGNED by the author on the Title Page. Hardcover is in very good condition (last page has been ripped out and has "Millen" written in large letters with black ink and the side of the text block has a black smudge). Dust jacket is in near-fine condition (minor edge wear). Brodart protected. 393 pages. Size: 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. 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 SquadThe 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 cant reclaim, they seek solace in each other. But the tentative existence they've built for themselves is thrown into doubt when Frida finds out shes 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 . Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 4924

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 13.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Lepucki, Edan
Published by Little, Brown and Company (2014)
ISBN 10: 0316250813 ISBN 13: 9780316250818
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Browsers' Bookstore, CBA
(Corvallis, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. Signed. First Edition. FIrst edition. Signed by the author in felt pen on the title page. Fine copy in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000107984

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 15.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Lepucki, Edan
Published by Little, Brown and Company (2014)
ISBN 10: 0316250813 ISBN 13: 9780316250818
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: DJ. First Edition. A=Author 0316250813 Publisher: Little, Brown & Co., NYC., 2014. First Edition, First Printing. NEAR FINE hardcover book in NEAR FINE dust-jacket. SIGNED by author on title page. NOT remainder marked. NOT price-clipped. NOT faded. NOT a book club edition. NOT an ex-library copy. All of our books with dust-jackets are shipped in fresh, archival-safe mylar protective sleeves. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1016061

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 15.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Lepucki, Edan
Published by U.S.A.: Little, Brown and Company (2014)
ISBN 10: 0316250813 ISBN 13: 9780316250818
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books Galore
(Kansas City, MO, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description U.S.A.: Little, Brown and Company, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Autographed copy; first edition, first printing, in very good/near fine condition. Interior pages clean, firm, unmarked. Tight binding. Dust jacket shows only minor surface and edge wear. In excellent reading condition. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 0705-BG-SVR-BX245-4.3

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 20.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.65
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Lepucki, Edan
Published by Little, Brown and Company, U.S.A. (2014)
ISBN 10: 0316250813 ISBN 13: 9780316250818
New Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Centigrade 233
(Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company, U.S.A., 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Dystopian novel illegibly signed (not inscribed) by the author. First edition but third printing. Has never been read. Not price-clipped, no remainder mark. Comes in a Brodart protective cover. All books are bubble-wrapped and placed in a sturdy shipping box when mailed. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000392

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 24.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Lepucki, Edan
Published by Little, Brown and Company, U.S.A. (2014)
ISBN 10: 0316250813 ISBN 13: 9780316250818
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Lotsa Books
(Fort Smith, AR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company, U.S.A., 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. New York Little, Brown and Company 2014 First edition. First Edition [stated]. First Printing [stated]. Hard cover Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by author. Signed on full title page. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. [6], 393, [1] p. From Wikipedia: "Edan Lepucki is an American novelist notable for her debut novel, California, which rose to prominence as a result of a public dispute between comedian Stephen Colbert and online publisher Amazon. Edan Lepucki grew up in Los Angeles, California and graduated from Oberlin College and the University of Iowa Writers Workshop. Lepucki"s debut novel, California, rose to prominence as a result of a public dispute between comedian Stephen Colbert and publisher Amazon, which arose when Colbert urged his viewers on two successive nights of his talk show to order copies of the novel from his publisher, the Hachette Book Group. The novel was subsequently reviewed by national newspapers including the Boston Globe, Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times. The New York Times suggested Lepucki had, in effect, "won the literary Lotto". The San Jose Mercury News described Lepucki as a "terrific writer." Lepucki is an instructor with the UCLA Extension Writers" Program. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 003555

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 20.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Lepucki, Edan
Published by Little, Brown and Company (2014)
ISBN 10: 0316250813 ISBN 13: 9780316250818
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
A Castle of Books
(Long Beach, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Like New. Dust Jacket Condition: dustjacket. First Edition 1st Printing. This copy is *AUTOGRAPHED/SIGNED* by Edan Lepucki on the TP, Simply Signed with her usual squiggle. Near Fine (9 of 10) / in Near Fine dustjacket (9 of 10). The DustJacket is protected inside an archival plastic protector sleeve. The spine has a slight roll/lean/twist to it. * * * * * {Any images shown next to the listing that have our 'aCastleofBooks' watermark on them are the exact item you will receive, all other images are for reference only. Free delivery confirmation for domestic orders. Books with Author signatures are guaranteed authentic. We understand collectors needs in terms of accurate grading and proper packaging. We stand behind our descriptions 100%. May have small easily erasable pencil markings on first page. All items will be shipped securely to insure that they arrive in exactly the same condition in which they left. Our Packing Slips do not contain any pricing information so you may order items as Gifts or for Dropship without concern. All items subject to prior sale.} paypal.me/aCastleofBooks. Signed by Author. Bookseller Inventory # 040496

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 28.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Lepucki, Edan
Published by Little, Brown & Company (2014)
ISBN 10: 0316250813 ISBN 13: 9780316250818
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
West Side Books
(Modesto, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown & Company, 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Included. 1st Edition. First edition/First printing. Signed by author on title page. Book is in unread condition; however, the top & bottom of the spine show wear, and there are bumped corners. Dust jacket shows creasing along edges. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 2268

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 25.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Lepucki, Edan
Published by Little, Brown and Company, U.S.A. (2014)
ISBN 10: 0316250813 ISBN 13: 9780316250818
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company, U.S.A., 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 1st edition, 3rd printing. dust jacket in brodart wraps. flat signed by author on title page. light edge wear to boards. text is unmarked. binding crisp, tight. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 4421141

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 25.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Lepucki, Edan
Published by Little, Brown and Company, U.S.A. (2014)
ISBN 10: 0316250813 ISBN 13: 9780316250818
Used Hardcover First Edition Signed Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company, U.S.A., 2014. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Boards and dustjacket in very good condition. Dustjacket has been covered in Brodart. Signed by author on title page. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 5001870

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 25.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 27 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book