The Resource Lucky Boy

Lucky Boy

Label
Lucky Boy
Title
Lucky Boy
Statement of responsibility
Shanthi Sekaran
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy."Sekaran has written a page-turner that's touching and all too real." —People"A fiercely compassionate story about the bonds and the bounds of motherhood and, ultimately, of love."—Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown AmericansEighteen 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
Summary
A wrenching emotional battle ensues between Soli, an undocumented Mexican single mother, and Kavya, an Indian-American chef who cannot have children, when Soli's infant son is placed in Kavya's care during an immigration detention
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
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10515891
Cataloging source
DLC
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1977-
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Sekaran, Shanthi
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Lucky Boy
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a2e58217-0443-406c-8982-3ce65bacb202
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781101982259
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Lucky Boy
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a2e58217-0443-406c-8982-3ce65bacb202
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781101982259
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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