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Share via Email Tortured landscape … a storm above US prairie land. The nearness of this era helps make her vision both more discomfiting and more credible. Lepucki uses this backdrop to explore how a typical marriage might survive a society that has turned into rather a dog-eat-dog affair. The wealthy have formed their own corporate-sponsored Communities, whereas others are living in primitive outposts, fearing bands of Pirates. Young marrieds Cal and Frida live lost in the middle of these unmapped territories.

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It publishes with Little, Brown next week, an imprint under the Hachette umbrella, and thus was swept up in the most recent Amazon ruckus. The story opens with Cal and Frida, a couple that has chosen to flee Los Angeles, one of many American cities that has fallen to shambles due to a sudden oil crisis and a slew of global warming-related natural disasters.

The rest of the country either lives in squalor in drug-addled former cities, or off the grid, as Cal and Frida have opted to do. After graduation, Micah, always a prankster, joins a performance art group that aims to protest the Communities and other capitalistic endeavors. After venturing away from the city that had become their home, Frida and Cal set up camp in a shack, and begin a routine of hunting, foraging, gardening, and otherwise lazing and lusting away their time.

While Cal seems content with his new life, Frida finds that without an audience, her emotions are dulled. She continues to narrate her actions in her head, as though blogging for a readership. She instead turns a critical eye to interpersonal relationships.

As Cal and Frida join a small, new citizenry, they begin concealing details of their daily lives from one another, and their trust takes a hit for it. Chapters are told from their alternating viewpoints as their relationship slowly ebbs. This sentiment, while ostensibly specific to a post-apocalyptic society, is strangely resonant with the choices women today are faced with. With California, Lepucki raises the question, and, over the course of its gripping pages, reveals her answer.

Who will read it? Fans of dystopian stories, especially those looking to graduate from Suzanne Collins and her ilk. Opening lines: "On the map, their destination had been a stretch of green, as if they would be living on a golf course.

No freeways nearby, or any roads, really: those had been left to rot years before. In her mind it was a township, and Cal was the mayor. That smell: what was it? Her brother, his smell. A provoking thought experiment, her novel imagines a chillingly plausible future.

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For a smart writer, a ravaged future world also offers something like a perfect literary playground, a cleared field where everything from language to human psychology to social convention can be reconsidered and reframed, critiqued or reimagined. Barry seems especially well suited to the undertaking. She is thus both of Vietnam and not, and traveling there as she has done a number of times could be a matter of finding a life that might have been, looking for a haunted past and listening to its ghosts, much as her fey character Rabbit does. And when she came out of her coma, she could hear the voices of the dead. And the government actually uses her to help them find the remains of soldiers and other people who are historically prominent in Vietnam. The northern and southern dead. The charred remains of huts dot the shoreline.

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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. 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. Review "Rewarding I firmly believe that Edan Lepucki is on the cusp of a long, strong career in American letters.

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This approach may seem too optimistic given dire news about melting icecaps and acidic oceans, but it does allow for a reading of the novel as satire, skewering the elements of modern life that have brought us to this tipping point. After fleeing Los Angeles, Frida and Cal have lived in the wilderness for two years, squatting in a house owned by a family that, for unknown reasons, committed suicide. Later, Cal has a fit when Frida bakes bread for other people. When the book opens, Frida is trying to figure out how to tell Cal she may be expecting a baby, and it is this basic imperative — the promise of new life in a collapsing world — that persuades the couple to quit their isolated home in search of other people. If the comment seems insensitive — or, O. In one scene, he waits patiently in his horse-drawn carriage as Frida unloads the whole back story about Micah and, high on Vicodin, considers revealing her pregnancy.

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It publishes with Little, Brown next week, an imprint under the Hachette umbrella, and thus was swept up in the most recent Amazon ruckus. The story opens with Cal and Frida, a couple that has chosen to flee Los Angeles, one of many American cities that has fallen to shambles due to a sudden oil crisis and a slew of global warming-related natural disasters. The rest of the country either lives in squalor in drug-addled former cities, or off the grid, as Cal and Frida have opted to do. After graduation, Micah, always a prankster, joins a performance art group that aims to protest the Communities and other capitalistic endeavors. After venturing away from the city that had become their home, Frida and Cal set up camp in a shack, and begin a routine of hunting, foraging, gardening, and otherwise lazing and lusting away their time. While Cal seems content with his new life, Frida finds that without an audience, her emotions are dulled. She continues to narrate her actions in her head, as though blogging for a readership.

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