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Softcover, 212 pages
5.25 inches x 8 inches
23 35-mm and medium-format black & white images
All photographs by the author
Haunted by a childhood near-death experience above Sunset Boulevard, McCabe—almost 22, broke, and carrying a massive student loan debt—navigates his final days at a top-rated art school. With a film festival deadline looming and under mounting pressure from the film’s star—a recently sober and notoriously difficult ’70s cult cinema legend—McCabe struggles to edit his film while avoiding his responsibilities and the schemes of his convict father, who (unbeknownst to McCabe) has negotiated a screenwriting deal on his son’s behalf with a former cellmate, a shady (and possibly violent) music producer.
McCabe wanders the record stores, dive bars, parties, and clubs of Silver Lake in search of answers, but his real salvation may lie with the indie rock muse of his dreams.
Earthquake Weather, the first novel by filmmaker Nick Ebeling, sets a uniquely dark coming-of-age vision against the rapidly changing Los Angeles of 2001.
Born in Los Angeles, Nick Ebeling is a filmmaker, artist, and writer. His first feature film, the critically acclaimed Along for the Ride—a documentary about Dennis Hopper through the eyes of his idiosyncratic right-hand man Satya de la Manitou, featuring a score by Gemma Thompson of Savages—was an Official Selection of the Venice Film Festival, and the Critics Selection of Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival of the Bologna Cineteca. A book accompaniment to the film was produced in 2018 by Hat & Beard Press. Ebeling is also the co-creator of the underground cult comic book and soundtrack album Gunwolf (an instant sell-out Juxtapoz called, “An eye-popping manga-style tour de force...”), co-founder of independent publishing imprint Dirt Bike Press, and producer of two albums. A graduate of ArtCenter College of Design, Nick resides in Los Angeles, California.