Lucky Boy: A Novel

ISBN9780735212275
PublisherPutnam
Published2017/01/12
Pages480
AuthorSekaran Shanthi
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.6 Kg.
Height12.9 in.
Width10.0 in.
Depth1.4 in.

Lucky Boy: A Novel

Sekaran Shanthi

PAPERBACK

2017/01/12

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.

Lucky Boy: A Novel

Sekaran Shanthi

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Information

ISBN9780735212275
PublisherPutnam
Published2017/01/12
Pages480
AuthorSekaran Shanthi
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.6 Kg.
Height12.9 in.
Width10.0 in.
Depth1.4 in.

Synopsis

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.

Editorial Reviews

"Sekaran’s prose is swift and engaging, her storytelling confident. . . . Lucky Boy pulses with vitality, pumped with the life breath of human sin and love."

– USA Today

"Topical and timely . . . Sekaran's book invites the reader to engage empathetically with thorny geopolitical issues that feel organic and fully inhabited by her finely rendered characters."

– Chicago Tribune

"Like M.L. Stedman in The Light Between Oceans, Sekaran presents a complex moral dilemma that leaves readers incapable of choosing sides. Lucky Boy is a must read."

– BookPage