Lucky You: A Novel

Lucky You: A Novel

by Erika Carter
Lucky You: A Novel

Lucky You: A Novel

by Erika Carter


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An NPR Best Book of 2017

"A chillingly adroit debut novel." —Elle

Lucky You is a marvel of a book, partly because Carter does a perfect job balancing humor and tragedy . . . As an author, she’s both unsparing and compassionate, and among her greatest gifts is an ability to find a savage kind of beauty in the unlikeliest of places.” —Michael Schaub, NPR

Ellie, Chloe, and Rachel are friends (sort of), waitresses at the same dive bar in the Arkansas college town they’ve stuck around in too long, each becoming unmoored in her own way. When Rachel falls under the sway of a messianic boyfriend with whom she’s agreed to live off–grid for a year, she convinces Ellie and Chloe to join them in “The Project.” With startling exactitude and wickedly deadpan humor, Lucky You, lays bare the emotional core of its characters with surgical precision.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619028999
Publisher: Catapult
Publication date: 03/21/2017
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Erika Carter's work has appeared in the Colorado Review, Meridian, CutBank, and the South Carolina Review, among other literary journals and magazines. She lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, the artist Rob Carter.

Table of Contents


I. Sustainability

II. Thank God for Mississippi

III. Mr. Lindsey's Angel

IV. Out Beyond Ideas

V. The Quieter You Become

VI. Sexy/ Ironic

VII. Three in the Afternoon

VIII. Real

IX. Your Tennis Pro Boyfriend


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