Laurence Klavan

WASTELAND

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At fifteen, the citizens of Prin marry.
At seventeen, they reproduce.
And at nineteen, they die.

Esther is fifteen.
She has four years left.

"A Lord of the Flies for future generations, Wasteland is an irresistible and complex novel that I just couldn’t put down.”
--Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author

" Once I picked this up, I couldn't put it down....Wasteland is a thrilling novel with twists and turns around every crumbling corner, romance in unexpected places, and cliffhangers that are sure to have you begging for more."
--theYAbookcase.com

"A fast-paced and emotionally filled novel transforms into a winner for me. The two authors really know how to convey their characters feelings and to fill the plot with multiple twists and turns. A great read for anytime of day, Wasteland has the potential to be a great series."
--Onceuponatwilight.com

" Wasteland is action packed, but it also features a lot of character growth and emotion....[A] well written dark world with surprising twists at every turn... I didn't know what was going to happen next....The ending and some of the twists are enough to break your heart. "
--blkosiner.blogspot

"Captivating...The premise of Wasteland is actually pretty cool....I recommend Wasteland to readers of post-apocalyptic novels."
--bookaddict24-7.tumblr.com

"This really was a very intriguing story. It was well done and very different from other dystopians I have read...I loved the world that the authors created."
--myguiltyobsession.blogspot.com

Selected Works

BOOKS
Who will survive the Wasteland? The series comes to an end.
A debut collection--fantastical stories set in this jittery, polarized, increasingly impersonal age.
Life ends at nineteen. Try to get there. The Wasteland saga continues.
Esther is fifteen. She has four years left.
At Camp Fielding, get higher SAT scores, a monster IQ, and your parents' love and approval. What have you got to lose? Only your mind...and maybe your life.
In New York City, during the summer of 1942, eleven-year-old Evelyn Weiss will grow up, find a new family, and, in the process, save the world.
CLICK TITLE TO READ AN EXCERPT! Movie geek-turned-detective Roy Milano chases the long-lost complete print of Orson Welles' "The Magnificent Ambersons."
Roy returns to look for Jerry Lewis' notorious, never-released film, "The Day the Clown Cried."
FULL-LENGTH PLAYS
Written with composer Polly Pen, a musical based on a notorious Russian silent film.
The newest collaboration with Polly Pen musicalizes novelist Henry James' disastrous foray into theater writing.
Lonely, mixed-up Mona Kale is accused of killing the two "perfect lovers" of her high school years.
ONE-ACT COMEDIES
Every potential lover Louise might ever have had shows up at her apartment one day.
A suburban family must read from scripts--until they meet a woman who wants to improvise.
At his grandfather's deathbed, the ghosts of Gilbert's relatives arrive to debunk the old man's myth.
A harsh but compassionate comedy, set in a recession, about four people pursuing the wrong partners.
Yuppie Randolph Hackmeat sees his entire life go by in one dizzying day.