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Description - Lucky by Alice Sebold

In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped ad beaten in a park near campus. What propels this chronicle of her recovery is Sebold's indomitable spirit - as she struggles for understanding ("After telling the hard facts to anyone, from lover to friend, I have changed in their eyes"), as her dazed family and friends sometimes bungle their efforts to provide comfort and support; and as, ultimately, she triumphs, managing through grit and coincidence to help secure her attacker's arrest and conviction. In a narrative by turns disturbing, thrilling, and inspiring. Alice Sebold illuminates the experience of trauma victims even as she imparts wisdom profoundly hardwon: "You save yourself or you remain unsaved."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780330418362
ISBN-10: 033041836X
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 130mm x 16mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Picador
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Alice Sebold

Alice Sebold lives in California with her husband, the writer Glen David Gold. She is the author of the critically acclaimed bestselling novel The Lovely Bones.

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