"Liska Jacobs writes with teeth; this book’s got bite."
—Jill Alexander Essbaum, author of Hausfraus
"Liska Jacobs writes crystal-clear, hypnotically sensual prose. Catalina is California noir at its darkest and sharpest."
—Kate Christensen, author of The Great Man
"Like a love child of Joan Didion and Kate Braverman, Liska Jacobs is a master of menacing cool and the seductive havoc wreaked by self-destruction."
—Gina Frangello, author of Every Kind of Wanting
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Fired from her job and spurned by her lover, Elsa Fisher retreats to Los Angeles to blow her severance package on pills, booze, room service, and sex, in equal excess. Lost, lonely, and full of rage, Elsa is hell-bent on self destruction. But when she reconnects with old friends, who think she's on "vacation," for a trip to Catalina Island, her recklessness exposes painful memories and dark desires, putting everyone in the group at risk.