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The story of an undocumented Mexican woman, her pregnancy, and an Indian-American wife desperate for a child, Lucky Boy is an emotional journey that will leave you certain of the redemptive beauty of this world. When Solimar makes it across the border into America, pregnant and full of hope, she wasn't prepared to be detained and have her son taken away from her. Likewise, Kavya didn't expect to wrap her heart around someone else's child. The reality of their separate situations is moving and revelatory. A heart-wrenching story taken from real life and applied to fiction.
Shanthi Sekaran teaches creative writing at California College of the Arts, and is a member of the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. She is the author of The Prayer Room and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Best New American Voices, and Canteen, as well as online at Zyzzyva and Mutha Magazine. A California native, she lives in Berkeley with her husband and two children. Lucky Boy is her second novel.