So Lucky

A Novel
Product Number: EB00714495
Released: May 15, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780374718343
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From the author of Hild, a fierce and urgent autobiographical novel about a woman facing down a formidable foe So Lucky is the sharp, surprising new novel by Nicola Griffith—the profoundly personal and emphatically political story of a confident woman forced to confront an unnerving new reality when in the space of a single week her wife leaves her and she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Mara Tagarelli is, professionally, the head of a multimillion-dollar AIDS foundation; personally, she is a committed martial artist. But her life has turned inside out like a sock. She can't rely on family, her body is letting her down, and friends and colleagues are turning away—they treat her like a victim. She needs to break that narrative: build her own community, learn new strengths, and fight. But what do you do when you find out that the story you've been told, the story you've told yourself, is not true? How can you fight if you can't trust your body? Who can you rely on if those around you don't have your best interests at heart, and the systems designed to help do more harm than good? Mara makes a decision and acts, but her actions unleash monsters aimed squarely at the heart of her new community. This is fiction from the front lines, incandescent and urgent, a narrative juggernaut that rips through sentiment to expose the savagery of America's treatment of the disabled and chronically ill. But So Lucky also blazes with hope and a ferocious love of self, of the life that becomes possible when we stop believing lies.

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Author(s): Nicola Griffith
Original Publish Date: May 15, 2018

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Author(s): Nicola Griffith
Narrator(s): Nicola Griffith
Product Number DD38155
Released: May 15, 2018
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427297792
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Author(s): Nicola Griffith
Narrator(s): Nicola Griffith
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Released: May 15, 2018
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427297785

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