The Resource Lucky boy, Shanthi Sekaran

Lucky boy, Shanthi Sekaran

Label
Lucky boy
Title
Lucky boy
Statement of responsibility
Shanthi Sekaran
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A heart-wrenching novel that gives voice to two mothers: a young undocumented Mexican woman and an Indian-American wife whose love for one lucky boy will bind their fates together Solimar Castro-Valdez is eighteen and drunk on optimism when she embarks on a perilous journey across the US/Mexican border. Weeks later she arrives on her cousin's doorstep in Berkeley, CA, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan. But amid the uncertainty of new motherhood and her American identity, Soli learns that when you have just one precious possession, you guard it with your life. For Soli, motherhood becomes her dwelling and the boy at her breast her hearth. Kavya Reddy has always followed her heart, much to her parents' chagrin. A mostly contented chef at a UC Berkeley sorority house, the unexpected desire to have a child descends like a cyclone in Kavya's mid-thirties. When she can't get pregnant, this desire will test her marriage, it will test her sanity, and it will set Kavya and her husband, Rishi, on a collision course with Soli, when she is detained and her infant son comes under Kavya's care. As Kavya learns to be a mother--the singing, story-telling, inventor-of-the-universe kind of mother she fantasized about being--she builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else's child. Lucky Boy is an emotional journey that will leave you certain of the redemptive beauty of this world. There are no bad guys in this story, no single obvious hero. Sekaran has taken real life and applied it to fiction; the results are moving and revelatory"--
Summary
A wrenching emotional battle ensues between Soli, an undocumented Mexican single mother, and Kavya, an Indian-American chef who cannot have children, when Soli's infant son is placed in Kavya's care during an immigration detention
Theme
Tone
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Character
Award
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10515891
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sekaran, Shanthi
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Motherhood
  • Illegal aliens
  • Mexicans
  • Married women
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Illegal aliens
  • Married women
  • Mexicans
  • Motherhood
  • Single mothers
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Lucky boy, Shanthi Sekaran
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944380218
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781101982242
Lccn
2016008418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944380218
Label
Lucky boy, Shanthi Sekaran
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn944380218
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781101982242
Lccn
2016008418
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)944380218

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