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Publisher's Summary

A magnetic, provocative debut novel chronicling a young woman’s downward spiral following the end of an affair
Elsa Fisher is headed for rock bottom. At least, that’s her plan. She has just been fired from MoMA on the heels of an affair with her married boss, and she retreats to Los Angeles to blow her severance package on whatever it takes to numb the pain. Her abandoned crew of college friends (childhood friend Charlotte and her wayward husband, Jared; and Elsa’s ex-husband, Robby) receive her with open arms, and, thinking she’s on vacation, a plan to celebrate their reunion on a booze-soaked sailing trip to Catalina Island.
But Elsa doesn’t want to celebrate. She is lost, lonely, and full of rage, and only wants to sink as low as the drugs and alcohol will take her. On Catalina, her determined unraveling and recklessness expose painful memories and dark desires, putting everyone in the group at risk.
With the creeping menace of Patricia Highsmith and the bender-chic of Bret Easton Ellis, Liska Jacobs brings you inside the mind of an angry, reckless young woman hell-bent on destruction; every page taut with the knowledge that Elsa’s path does not lead to a happy place. Catalina is a compulsive, deliciously dark exploration of beauty, love, and friendship, and the sometimes toxic desires that drive us.
©2017 FSG Originals (P)2017 TalkingBook
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5 out of 5 stars
By Listener on 01-25-18

Tragic and compelling.

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This book was so beautifully written! A wonderful and heartbreaking story about a woman on a self destructive path. I couldn't stop listening until I got to the end.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Debra Hartrum on 12-02-17

Sexy, Sultry, Dark and Fun

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Really good book, and the narration is pitch perfect. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a "page-turner," but also wants damn fine writing and characters.

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