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Are We Lucky Yet?

Are We Lucky Yet Comedy alongside heartache these stories croon honky tonk ballads after closing time They wade in loss but keep scanning for a Coast Guard rescue copter Astute about the nuances of sliding social cla

  • Title: Are We Lucky Yet?
  • Author: Jane Bradley
  • ISBN: 9780982576007
  • Page: 307
  • Format: Paperback
  • Comedy alongside heartache, these stories croon honky tonk ballads after closing time They wade in loss but keep scanning for a Coast Guard rescue copter Astute about the nuances of sliding social class, the stories are tough, direct, grimly funny The writing is adult it acknowledges how much has been lost already But the tone remains fresh with sweet or bruisin Comedy alongside heartache, these stories croon honky tonk ballads after closing time They wade in loss but keep scanning for a Coast Guard rescue copter Astute about the nuances of sliding social class, the stories are tough, direct, grimly funny The writing is adult it acknowledges how much has been lost already But the tone remains fresh with sweet or bruising sensation Every character comes rigged with a crazed belief as the title suggests that Luck is still somehow bound this way after an unexpected delay in another time zone The tales are set in trailer suburbia But their actions seem played out across the Wal Mart parking lot s only clover covered median Sexual relief can be found, but out near the dumpsters of a closed strip mall steak house The writer s steadying empathy and talent for doom, drive the characters toward reckless chance takings This creates a tender suspense as hard to shake as the stories betraying faith in Luck itself Allan Gurganus, Citation for Runner Up in The Grace Paley Prize Competition.

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    About "Jane Bradley"

    1. Jane Bradley

      Jane Bradley is the author of two acclaimed story collections and a novella, Power Lines, which was named a New York Times Notable Book Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, she now teaches at the University of Toledo in Ohio This is her first full length novel.

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    1. I first learned of Jane from her contribution to Noir at the Bar 2, which blew most of our stories out of the water. These are tales of women reluctantly seeking love, maybe companionship, and instead finding sex and uncertainty, momentary doses of contentment as they get through this thing called life. One of them refers to herself as a “recovering recovery,” and that’s typical of these raw, realistic characters. Some great phrasing in here, with lots of emotional truth. The sexuality is [...]


    2. These are stories about lost souls that are longing, waiting for something - something different, something good, something that will save them - that seems will never arrive. These are powerful stories about sex and love, life and death, and the dangers of wanting something that is out of your reach. They are quite fascinating and raw and they leave you with the ambiguous sense of hope you'd get from knowing there are two clover stems held together really tightly what makes your four-leaf clove [...]


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