Karolina Waclawiak is the author of Emily Books pick How To Get Into The Twin Palms and, most recently, the awesome and acclaimed new novel The Invaders. We thought she’d be the perfect person to interview two-time Emily Books featured author Paula Bomer about her latest book, the collection Inside Madeleine. And she was!!Read more.
How To Get Into the Twin Palms
“How To Get Into The Twin Palms movingly portrays a protagonist intent on both creating and destroying herself, on burning brightly even as she goes up in smoke.”
– The New York Times Book Review
Zosia is an unemployed 25 year old Polish immigrant living in Los Angeles, drifting through days spent eating junk food, lounging by a motel pool and driving around aimlessly, soaking up the sun and the scenery. Not quite American but no longer quite Polish, she feels lost between worlds, but can’t bring herself to quite care about her own fate. A random scheme to penetrate a Russian nightclub leads her to adopt a new identity: she’ll be Anya, a Russian girl, for now, and see if life looks different through the lens of a new identity. Richly atmospheric, funny and dark, Waclawiak’s debut illuminates a weird, grubby corner of sun-soaked L.A. and introduces a quirky, perceptive new voice.