By Shanthi Sekaran
"Sekaran has written a page-turner that’s touching and all too real." —People
“A fiercely compassionate tale in regards to the bonds and the limits of motherhood and, eventually, of love.”—Cristina Henríquez, writer of The booklet of Unknown Americans
Eighteen years outdated and fizzing with optimism, Solimar Castro-Valdez embarks on a deadly trip around the Mexican border. Weeks later, she arrives in Berkeley, California, dazed by means of old flame stumbled on then misplaced, and pregnant. This was once now not the plan. Undocumented and unmoored, Soli discovers that her son, Ignacio, can turn into her touchstone, and motherhood her id in a global the place she’s another way invisible.
Kavya Reddy has created a gorgeous existence in Berkeley, yet then she can’t get pregnant and that lovely lifestyles turns out unexpectedly empty. while Soli is positioned in immigrant detention and Ignacio comes lower than Kavya’s care, Kavya eventually will get to be the making a song, story-telling type of mom she dreamed of being. yet she builds her love on a fault line, her middle wrapped round an individual else’s baby.
“Nacho” to Soli, and “Iggy” to Kavya, the boy is steeped in love, yet his future and that of his moms teeters among worlds as Soli fights to come back to him. Lucky Boy is a relocating and revelatory ode to the ever-changing borders of love.
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