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Lucky You

(2017)
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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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Lucky You is not only a superb novel, it heralds a strong and authentic new voice among us. From here on out, I will read whatever Erika Carter writes!" - Andre Dubus III

"Lucky You is an utterly captivating novel, written in precise, surprising sentences with a charge so electric they snap across the page like lightning." - Benjamin Hale

"The most beautiful novels read like fevered whispers, a shared secret, and Carter's prose lingers like that. For a book that features haikus, the novel has some of that style, desperately distilling life down to our dreams and desires." - Joshua Mohr

"By turns dark and funny, Lucky You is a stunningly honest novel about the inner lives of three women. Sexy, risky, with a pleasurably dangerous tension. Erika Carter's writing is effortlessly remarkable." - Janis Cooke Newman


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March 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lucky You: A Novel
Author(s): Erika Carter
ISBN: 1-61902-899-9 / 978-1-61902-899-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Author(s): Erika Carter
ISBN: 1-68331-350-X / 978-1-68331-350-2 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lucky You: A Novel
Author(s): Erika Carter
ISBN: 1-61902-716-X / 978-1-61902-716-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

March 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lucky You: A Novel
Author(s): Erika Carter
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon CA