Lucky

Biography & Autobiography / General, Biography & Autobiography / Women, Ebook, Social Science / Women's Studies

Enormously visceral, emotionally gripping, and imbued with the belief that justice is possible even after the most horrific of crimes, Alice Sebold’s compelling memoir of her rape at the age of eighteen is a story that takes hold of you and won’t let go.
Sebold fulfills a promise that she made to herself in the very tunnel where she was raped: someday she would write a book about her experience. With Lucky she delivers on that promise with mordant wit and an eye for life’s absurdities, as she describes what she was like both as a young girl before the rape and how that rape changed but did not sink the woman she later became.
It is Alice’s indomitable spirit that we come to know in these pages. The same young woman who sets her sights on becoming an Ethel Merman-style diva one day (despite her braces, bad complexion, and extra weight) encounters what is still thought of today as the crime from which no woman can ever really recover. In an account that is at once heartrending and hilarious, we see Alice’s spirit prevail as she struggles to have a normal college experience in the aftermath of this harrowing, life-changing event.
No less gripping is the almost unbelievable role that coincidence plays in the unfolding of Sebold’s narrative. Her case, placed in the inactive file, is miraculously opened again six months later when she sees her rapist on the street. This begins the long road to what dominates these pages: the struggle for triumph and understanding — in the courtroom and outside in the world.
Lucky is, quite simply, a real-life thriller. In its literary style and narrative tension we never lose sight of why this life story is worth reading. At the end we are left standing in the wake of devastating violence, and, like the writer, we have come to know what it means to survive.

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Lucky


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Author by : Alice Sebold
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2017-05-02
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster

An acclaimed journalist shares the gripping story of her rape when she was a college freshman, achieving justi

Lucky


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Author by : Alice Sebold
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2002-09-01
Publisher by : Turtleback Books

The author describes the circumstances of her rape as an 18-year-old college freshman, the arrest and trial of

I M Feeling Lucky


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Author by : Douglas Edwards
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2011
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

An early Google director of marketing and brand management discusses the pioneering work of partners Larry Pag

Lucky


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Author by : Professor Green
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2015-09-10
Publisher by : Bonnier Publishing Ltd.

It was never easy for Professor Green. Born into a tough Hackney estate and raised by his grandmother, the rap

The Higher Power Of Lucky


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Author by : Susan Patron
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2007-07-01
Publisher by :

Fearing that her legal guardian plans to abandon her to return to France, ten-year-old aspiring scientist Luck

Lucky


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Author by : Roger McGough
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2012
Publisher by : Frances Lincoln Children's Books

I'm older than my eldest son But younger than my mother One ear has an eagle tattooed on Skull and crossbones

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Author by : Richard Craig
Languange Used : en
Release Date : 2003-12-01
Publisher by : iUniverse

Three violent, seemingly unrelated deaths. A terrified amnesiac. A diabolical terrorist plot to decimate downt

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