Writers Read Presents

Liska Jacobs

Reading and discussing her debut novel


Catalina Liska JacobsPreceded by open mic for original poetry and prose

Date: Tuesday, February 13, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Fallbrook Library, 124 S Mission, Fallbrook

Catalina, a magnetic, provocative debut novel

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 crew of college friends receive her with open arms, and 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.

[caption id="attachment_19152" align="alignright" width="291"]Catalina Liska Jacobs Liska Jacobs, photo by Jordan Bryant[/caption]

Liska Jacobs brings you inside the mind of an angry, reckless young woman hellbent on destruction—every page is 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.

Liska Jacobs holds an MFA from the University of California, Riverside. Her essays and short fiction have appeared in The RumpusLos Angeles Review of BooksLiterary HubThe Millions, and The Hairpin, among other publications.

Catalina will be available for sale and signing. Read an excerpt here.

For more information, contact K-B Gressitt at kbgressitt@gmail.com or 760-522-1064.