Shanthi Sekaran

Lucky Boy

Shanthi Sekaran

Talk: Lucky Boy

Shanthi Sekaran's new novel, Lucky Boy, tells a story of borders: borders between countries, classes, possibility and impossibility, and of the body. Lucky Boy, follows two stories: that of Soli Castro-Valdez, an undocumented Mexican woman; and that of Rishi and Kavya Reddy, an Indian-American couple who live in Berkeley, California.

Shanthi Sekaran

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.

Lucky Boy

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.

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