Edan Lepucki, in conversation with Christine Frerichs, discusses and signs Woman No. 17

New York Times bestselling author Edan Lepucki's Woman No. 17 "reads like a Hollywood Hills film noir." -- Seattle Times 
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. And 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 defies expectation and proves Edan Lepucki to be one of the most talented and exciting voices of her generation. (Hogarth Press)

Christine Frerichs is an accomplished painter as well as a professor of art at East LA Community College.


Event date: 
Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 4:00pm
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Book Soup
8818 Sunset Boulevard
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Published: Hogarth Press - February 13th, 2018

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Published: Hogarth Press - May 9th, 2017