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Lucky Boy


作者  /  Shanthi Sekaran

出版社 / G.P. PUTNAM'S SONS

出版日期 / 2017/01/10

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$630

售價 / 79折, NT$ 498

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「作者對現代人生活中真實存在的社會問題,從非法移民到所得不均,都有寬廣深厚的了解,因而寫出一本引人入勝且極真實的好書。」
--People, Book of the Week

「作者的散文明快迷人,她說故事也很有自信。本書脈動充滿活力,來自於人性的罪與愛。」
--USA Today

「與時事同步且具探討性…本書邀請讀者以同理心設身處地,涉入棘手的地緣政治議題,透過她精心呈現的人物角色,這些議題感覺如此真實存在。」
--Chicago Tribune


年方18的Solimar興奮又期待,冒險跨越美墨邊境追尋未來。她在旅途中陷入熱烈的初戀,卻旋即失去這段感情,而且還懷孕了;沒有身分、走投無路,她本來的計畫,並不是這樣的。

幾週後,她抵達加州柏克萊投靠表姊,身為一名不確定能否合法居留的新手媽媽,Solimar發現,兒子Ignacio可以變成她的試金石,她也學到,自己必須用生命保衛僅剩的唯一珍寶─她懷中的兒子;若是失去母親的身分,她在這個世界可能變成隱形人。

Kavya在柏克萊擁有大好人生,但她無法懷孕,再美好的人生也瞬間幻滅。當Solimar被移民局拘留,Ignacio輾轉被交由Kavya照顧。Kavya終於有機會如願以償,實現她長久以來的夢想─當一個唱歌與說故事給孩子聽的媽媽。但,她把自己的愛建構在海市蜃樓之上,因為她全心全意愛著的,是別人的孩子。

Solimar的Nacho,就是Kavya的Iggy,兩個母親愛著同一個小男孩,都想擁有他;他的命運與他的兩個母親的命運,像蹺蹺板一樣,在兩個截然不同的世界起伏擺盪著。這本書裡沒有壞人,也沒有英雄,作者結合了真實人生與虛構小說,探討愛的境界這個永恆又不凡的課題,動人且深具啟發性。

A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy.

"A fiercely compassionate story about the bonds and the bounds of motherhood and, ultimately, of love." --Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans

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 obvious hero. From rural Oaxaca to Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto to the dreamscapes of Silicon valley, author Shanthi Sekaran has taken real life and applied it to fiction; the results are moving and revelatory.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681400133000
ISBN 13 /9780735212275
ISBN 10 /0735212279
EAN /9780735212275

頁數480
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
成份


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