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California - A Novel

Edan Lepucki

"Stunning and brilliant....A wholly original take on the post-apocalypse genre." ---Dan Chaon, author Await Your Reply 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 one 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.

"Stunning and brilliant....A wholly original take on the post-apocalypse genre." ---Dan Chaon, author Await Your Reply 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 one 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.
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"Stunning and brilliant....A wholly original take on the post-apocalypse genre." ---Dan Chaon, author Await Your Reply 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 one 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Emma Galvin

Length:

12h 27m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:18


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:01:39


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

28:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:28


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

46:36


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

13:32


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

49:45


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

53:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

30:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

34:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

46:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

55:18


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

33:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

35:35


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

08:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

19:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:36