Lucky Boy
Lucky Boy
A Novel
Shanthi Sekaran



A prescient novel, the Bay Area's Shanthi Sekaran's Lucky Boy is the one book I'd require the president-elect to read before he says or tweets one more horrifying thing about immigration policy in the U.S. —Recommended by Stacey, City Lights Publishers

A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy.

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. Lucky Boy is a moving and revelatory ode to the ever-changing borders of love.

Title Lucky Boy
Subtitle A Novel
Author Shanthi Sekaran
Publisher Putnam Adult
Title First Published 03 January 2017
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 480 p.
ISBN-10 1101982241
ISBN-13 9781101982242
Publication Date 10 January 2017
Main content page count 480
Weight 32 oz.
 


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