Thorndike Press

Lucky Boy

  • Shanthi Sekaran
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  • ISBN-10: 141049831X
  • ISBN-13: 9781410498311
  • DDC: Fic
  • Shipping Weight: 1.60 lbs ( .73 kgs)
  • 662 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released March 2017

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Overview

An Indie Next Pick

Eighteen years old and fizzing with optimism, Solimar Castro-Valdez embarks on a perilous journey across the Mexican border. Weeks later, she arrives in Berkeley, California, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan. Undocumented and unmoored, Soli discovers that her son, Ignacio, can become her touchstone, and motherhood her identity in a world where she’s otherwise invisible.

Kavya Reddy has created a beautiful life in Berkeley, but then she can’t get pregnant and that beautiful life seems suddenly empty. When Soli is placed in immigrant detention and Ignacio comes under Kavya’s care, Kavya finally gets to be the singing, story-telling kind of mother she dreamed of being. But she builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else’s child.

“Nacho” to Soli, and “Iggy” to Kavya, the boy is steeped in love, but his destiny and that of his two mothers teeters between two worlds as Soli fights to get back to him.

Reviews

Customer Reviews

“Remarkably empathetic . . . Deeply compassionate . . . Delivers penetrating insights into the intangibles of motherhood and indeed, all humanity.”

— Booklist (starred)

“[H]umanizes current discussions of immigration, privilege, and what it means to be an American. . . . Sekaran evokes compassion for all the principals involved in the story . . . highly recommended and would be a strong choice for book clubs.”

— Library Journal (starred)

“Sekaran is a master of drawing detailed, richly layered characters and relationships; here are the subtly nuanced lines of love and expectation between parents and children; here, too are moments of great depth and insight. A superbly crafted and engrossing novel.”

— Kirkus Reviews (starred)