Image description: Book cover with a black background. On the right, a burning torch flames in orange and yellow up and across at least half the image. At the top, in between the flames are quotes from the Independent ‘a short, fast-paced whirlwind of a novel’ and BBC Culture ‘a sophisticated thriller’. Below is the title, So Lucky in salmon-coloured type, and the author’s name, Nicola Griffith, in white.
Handheld Modern | 22 November 2018
The UK edition of So Lucky will be published by Handheld Press/Handheld Modern on 22 November (Thanksgiving in the US) but you can pre-order now. The nifty thing about the UK edition is that it contains three bonus essays about writing So Lucky, ableism, and #CripLit.
‘A short, fast-paced whirlwind of a novel… Spine tingling and in places downright terrifying.’ — Yas Necati, Independent
‘A compact, brutal story of losing power and creating community . . . So Lucky is beautifully written, with a flexible, efficient precision that embodies the protagonist’s voice and character.’ ― Amal El-Mohtar, The New York Times Book Review
‘The narrator of Griffith’s new novel, after her award-winning Hild, is head of an Aids foundation in Georgia. Shortly after breaking up with her wife, she discovers she has multiple sclerosis: “Sufferer. Victim. Was that who I was now?” With great insight and power, Griffith chronicles one woman’s fight to maintain her independence and grit [and] the plot twists into a sophisticated thriller..’ — Jane Ciabattari, BBC Culture
‘Feminist fiction at its best: powerful storytelling informed by politics with a memorable plot and protagonist. This thriller is a fantastic afternoon read―and once you pick it up, you’ll read all the way to the end.’ ― Julie Enszer, Ms. Magazine
‘This book is a body-slam of empowerment, a roar of frustration so sustained and compelling that it cannot be ignored […] a tough, accomplished novel, a book that readers didn’t know they needed.’ — Katharine Coldiron, Arts Fuse
‘Successfully disguised as a page-turning thriller, So Lucky is also a deep meditation on marginalisation, vulnerability, and resistance.’ ― Karen Joy Fowler, author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves