Publication Party! Edan Lepucki discusses and signs "Woman No. 17"
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Edan Lepucki back to the store to discuss and sign her new novel, Woman No. 17, on Tuesday, May 9th at 7:00 pm. Edan will be in conversation with Lydia Kiesling, editor at The Millions. This will be her publication party and all are welcome to attend!
High in the Hollywood Hills, writer Lady Daniels has decided to take a break from her husband. Left alone with her children, she's going to need a hand taking care of her young son if she's ever going to finish her memoir. In response to a Craigslist ad, S arrives, a magnetic young artist who will live in the secluded guest house out back, care for Lady's toddler, Devin, and keep a watchful eye on her older, teenage son, Seth. S performs her day job beautifully, quickly drawing the entire family into her orbit, and becoming a confidante for Lady, but in the heat of the summer, S's connection to Lady's older son takes a disturbing, and possibly destructive, turn. As Lady and S move closer to one another, the glossy veneer of Lady's privileged life begins to crack, threatening to expose old secrets that she has been keeping from her family. Meanwhile, S is protecting secrets of her own, about her real motivation for taking the job. S and Lady are both playing a careful game, and every move they make endangers the things they hold most dear.
Darkly comic, twisty and tense, this mesmerizing new novel proves Edan Lepucki to be one of the most talented and exciting voices of her generation.
Edan Lepucki is the New York Times bestselling author of the novel California as well as the novella If You're Not Yet Like Me. A contributing editor and staff writer at The Millions, she has also published fiction and nonfiction in McSweeney's, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Cut, and elsewhere. She is the founder of Writing Workshops Los Angeles.
Lydia Kiesling is the editor of The Millions. Her writing has appeared in a variety of outlets including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker Page-Turner, The Guardian, and Slate, and she was recognized in Best American Essays 2016. Her novel, The Golden State, is forthcoming from Farrar, Straus, and Giroux's MCD imprint.