How Lucky

A Novel

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Publisher Description

2022 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Novel

“A fantastic novel. . . . You are going to like this a lot.”—Stephen King

“What’s more thrilling than a fictional character speaking to us in a voice we haven’t heard before, a voice so authentic and immediate—think Huck Finn, Holden Caulfield, Mattie Ross—that we suspect it must’ve been there all along, that we somehow managed to miss it? Daniel, the protagonist of Will Leitch’s smart, funny, heartbreaking new novel How Lucky, is just such a voice, and I’m not sure it will ever completely leave my head, or that I want it to.”—Richard Russo

For readers of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Nothing to See Here, a first novel as suspenseful and funny as it is moving, the unforgettable story of a fiercely resilient young man living with a physical disability, and his efforts to solve a mystery unfolding right outside his door. 

Daniel leads a rich life in the university town of Athens, Georgia. He’s got a couple close friends, a steady paycheck working for a regional airline, and of course, for a few glorious days each Fall, college football tailgates. He considers himself to be a mostly lucky guy—despite the fact that he’s suffered from a debilitating disease since he was a small child, one that has left him unable to speak or to move without a wheelchair. 

Largely confined to his home, Daniel spends the hours he’s not online communicating with irate air travelers observing his neighborhood from his front porch. One young woman passes by so frequently that spotting her out the window has almost become part of his daily routine. Until the day he’s almost sure he sees her being kidnapped...

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2021
May 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
2.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Paula S ,

Read this in one day

I used to live in Athens, GA and I must say that the author’s descriptions of the place and ethos of its residents are fully and gently captured. I don’t know anyone with the disability of the protagonist, but it squares with others I have known who have had a profound disability. The ability to engage in life, sometimes to our peril, makes us human. We This was a page turner.

sel2889 ,

It’s great!

I love Daniel!! Thank you so much this lovely book!

TwAnlove ,

What a Book!

You fall in love with the main character and his mini universe from the start. This fun, at times suspenseful, novel is an absolute blast.

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