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Woman No. 17

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May 09, 2017 | 512 Pages

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May 09, 2017 | 320 Pages

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May 09, 2017 | 720 Minutes

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May 09, 2017 | 707 Minutes

  • Paperback $28.00

    May 09, 2017 | 512 Pages

  • Hardcover $26.00

    May 09, 2017 | 320 Pages

  • Ebook $12.99

    May 09, 2017 | 320 Pages

  • CD $45.00

    May 09, 2017 | 720 Minutes

  • Audiobook Download $22.50

    May 09, 2017 | 707 Minutes

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Praise for Woman No. 17:

“In Woman No. 17, Lepucki has crafted an intricate, gripping story of people behaving very badly. You will want to race to the end to see what happens, but don’t cheat yourself. This book deserves to be savored –gorgeously written, darkly comic, smart and thrilling.”

 – CYNTHIA D’APRIX SWEENEY, New York Times bestselling author of The Nest

“Woman No. 17 fizzes with references to contemporary culture and sparks with larger, timeless questions: Where is the line between performance and identity? What separates life from art? And can we ever escape the gravitational pull of our parents? Edan Lepucki shows herself to be a sharp-eyed chronicler of our modern world.”
 – CELESTE NG, New York Times bestselling author of Everything I Never Told You

Woman No. 17 is a provocative and timely meditation on art, authenticity and representation in a digital age. The increasingly gripping plot suggests the outcomes of a thriller, but at the crucial moment the novel swerves toward subtly profound truths about our capacity for self-sabotage and self-reinvention, the power of trauma to shape lives, and the inexorable gravity of family secrets. Lepucki’s smooth prose and deft handling of point of view reveal a writer fully in command.”
—MATTHEW THOMAS, New York Times bestselling author of We Are Not Ourselves

“Taut as a thriller (with plenty of sex and secrets), Woman No. 17 raises big questions about identity, art, ethics, parenthood, and more. In Edan Lepucki’s hands, the philosophical is transformed into a page turner; I don’t know how she does it.”
–RUMAAN ALAM, author of Rich & Pretty

“[A] Hollywood noir about the electric bonds between women… this one is a safe bet for beach season.”
– The Week

Selected Praise for California

New York Times Bestseller
NPR best book of 2014
Los Angeles Times Bestseller
San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller
Indiebound Bestseller
Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, 2014
“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.”
–David L. Ulin, Los Angeles Times
“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.”
–Laura Pearson, Time Out Chicago
“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, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Visit from the Goon Squad
“An ambitious, powerful, frightening first novel…California shows the moment-by-moment reality of a painful possible future, the price we may have to pay for our passionate devotion to all the wrong things.”
–Sarah Stone, San Francisco Chronicle
“Lepucki gives readers the most welcome surprise–in a dystopian novel, anyway–of flashes of humor. Many of her witty touches make reference to the familiar details of life in 2014, and what happens to them in the future.”
–Cleveland Plain Dealer
“An expansive, full-bodied and masterful narrative of humans caught in the most extreme situations, with all of our virtues and failings on full display: courage, cowardice, trust, betrayal, honor and expedience. The final eighty pages of this book gripped me as much as any fictional denouement I’ve encountered in recent years….I firmly believe that Edan Lepucki is on the cusp of a long, strong career in American letters.”
–Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
“Edan Lepucki is the very best kind of writer: simultaneously generous and precise. I am long been an admirer of her prose, but this book—this book, this massive, brilliant book—is a four alarm fire, the ambitious and rich introduction that a writer of her caliber deserves. I can’t wait for the world to know what I have known for so many years, that Edan Lepucki is the real thing, and that we will all be bowing at her feet before long.”
–Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of The Vacationers and Modern Lovers
“It’s tempting to call this novel post-apocalyptic, but really, it’s about an apocalypse in progress, an apocalypse that might already be happening, one that doesn’t so much break life into before and after as unravel it bit by bit. Edan Lepucki tells her tale with preternatural clarity and total believability, in large part by focusing on the relationships — between husband and wife, brother and sister, parent and child — that are, it turns out, apocalypse-proof. Post-nothing. California is timeless.”
–Robin Sloan, author of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore
California is a wonder: a big, gripping and inventive story built on quiet, precise human moments. Edan Lepucki’s eerie near future is vividly and persuasively imagined. She is a fierce new presence in American fiction.”
–Dana Spiotta, author of Stone Arabia
“Breathtakingly original, fearless and inventive, pitch perfect in its portrayal of the intimacies and tiny betrayals of marriage, so utterly gripping it demands to be read in one sitting: Edan Lepucki’s California is the novel you have been waiting for, the novel that perfectly captures the hopes and anxieties of contemporary America. This is a novel that resonates on every level, a novel that stays with you for a lifetime. Read it now.”
–Joanna Rakoff, author of A Fortunate Age and My Salinger Year
California is carefully drawn and beautifully textured. It’s a pleasure to watch love and family transform in this dark, strange forest.”
Ramona Ausubel, author of Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty

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