Point Dume: A Novel (Hardcover)

Staff Pick Badge
Point Dume: A Novel Cover Image
Email or call for price

Staff Reviews

A spritely-written novel with flesh and blood contemporary characters, Point Dume is Katie Arnoldi's latest comedy of manners. But it is also a clever commentary on the distortions and contradictions of U.S. economic, drug and immigration policies, current social mores and behaviors, and the hidden environmental consequences of our drug war programs. All this in an entertaining, breezy, sexy, surf novel set in Malibu. How does she do it?! -- John Evans

— From May 2010


Two years ago Overlook published her sophomore effort, The Wentworths, a searing portrait of a wealthy Westside, Los Angeles, family. This too was a fixture on bestseller lists and earned her a wider audience. With Point Dume she has produced her most remarkable novel to date A fast moving page- turner, with insights that Arnoldi has gleaned from years of on-the-ground research, this is a timely novel that seems timeless.

About the Author

Katie Arnoldi's literary debut Chemical Pink, set in the competitive world of female bodybuilding, became a surprise bestseller, winning Arnoldi praise from critics and readers alike. The Wentworths too graced the bestseller list. She lives in Southern California with her husband, the painter Charles Arnoldi, and their two children.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781590203293
ISBN-10: 1590203291
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication Date: May 27th, 2010
Pages: 256
Language: English