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How far will we go to protect the ones we love?

By Edan Lepucki Read by Emma Galvin Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy English, Unabridged 12h 27m Sell Sheet Also available on
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10 Audio CDs July 8, 2014 $40.00 $40.00 9781629237916 Add to Cart
							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. 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.

One of the July 2014 LibraryReads List. "Driven away from the violence of cities and a crumbling society, Cal and Frida live an isolated existence, struggling to survive on what they grow and forage. When an unplanned pregnancy pushes the couple to search for other people, they discover an unexpected community. This well-written debut is great for apocalyptic fiction fans and fans of realistic, character-driven fiction." - LibraryReads

"Rewarding...[One of] 30 books you NEED to read in 2014." - Huffington Post

"Edan Lepucki's first novel comes steeped in Southern California literary tradition... One thinks of Steve Erickson or Cynthia Kadohata, or Carolyn See, whose 1987 novel Golden Days ends with the nuclear holocaust." - Los Angeles Times

"Noteworthy...Lepucki's debut is an inventive take on the post-apocalyptic novel, about a couple who moves from an isolated existence in the wilderness to a guarded community that, they soon realize, harbors terrifying secrets and unforseen dangers." - Time Out Chicago