ARE YOU READY TO BE LUCKY? by Rosemary Nixon

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ARE YOU READY TO BE LUCKY? by Rosemary Nixon

6.00

~59,000 WORDS
©2013
Freehand Books

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Longlisted for the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award
Finalist for 2014 ForeWord Reviews Book of the
 Year
Finalist for the 2014 Alberta Trade Fiction Book of the Year


Are You Ready to Be Lucky? If so, meet Roslyn, a spirited divorcée eager for new beginnings. Meet Duncan, a British conman with a penchant for collecting ex-wives. Meet Floyd, a hard-living contractor who can fix anyone’s house but his own. Irritating, vulnerable, hopeful, they ricochet off one another, trailing a mess of family and friends, all of them trying to beat the odds and find happiness. With razor-sharp wit, Rosemary Nixon takes on the chaos and absurdity of friendship, marriage, divorce, and betrayal—and the heart-pounding, breathtaking, always astonishing complexities of luck and love.

“Hilarious, charging, gorgeous. There is so much to admire in a Rosemary Nixon story it’s hard to know where to begin.” — Lisa Moore, author of Caught and February

“Nixon’s style is fiercely observant, and her stories work together to convince us that the world is a crystal, held up to the light by a relentless storyteller.” — University of Toronto Quarterly

“Reader, be humble.  You are about to read greatness.  You are about to read a story that lifts our mortal lives into lamentation and wisdom and rapture and love.” — Robert Kroetsch

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