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How Edan Lepucki, ‘Woman No. 17’ Author, Does Breakfast

In Edan Lepucki’s new novel Woman No. 17, a middle-aged Hollywood Hills mother named Lady and her live-in nanny, known only as S, find themselves taking creative liberties with the employer-employee power dynamic, as well as with their own identities. Lepucki and I recently sat down to breakfast on the sun-drenched patio of The Sycamore Kitchen in LA, where we spoke about the sex appeal of the humble egg, the happy accident of her literary homage to Joan Didion, and the often questionable morning cravings that Lady, S, and other characters experience throughout her novel.

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