Pacific 

Young Micah Darling discovers a wild new life in Los Angeles as an ethereal loner scandalizes Grouse County with her dangerous behavior.

 

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"Pacific is a terrific book, and a strange one, as strange as the world and the great literature that helps us make our way through it."—Daniel Handler, New York Times Book Review

 

"Many in Pacific make mistakes, many lose things they think they could never stand to lose, and yet on they go in the rough old world, and you with them, peaceful at heart.."—Leland de la Durantaye, Los Angeles Review of Books

 

"Some of the sharpest dialogue I've read in some time. . . . On the surface, Pacific is a disarmingly plain tale about people managing loss. But look closer, and you'll see it's as deep as the ocean it's named after."—Don Waters, San Francisco Chronicle