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 readand 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

Buy direct from the publisher, or from one of these independent bookshops in the UK, or at these fine UK retailers:

Amazon UK | WaterstonesBlackwells  | Books EtcIndependent bookshops

And don’t forget you can also get it as an audiobook, which I narrated. Listen to an excerpt here and another here. Then buy it:

Amazon | iTunes