A debut collection by an award-winning writer is primarily set in Asia and follows the perils of a young woman who feels bound to the homeland of her late married lover, a woman who returns to her childhood home only to be haunted by her mother's spirit, and a teen who learns her novelist pen-pal's secret. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Here are five stories, set in Southeast Asia and on the Indian subcontinent -- each one bearing the weight and substance of a short novella -- narrated by young women who find themselves, often as expatriates, face to face with the compelling circumstances of adult love.Living in unfamiliar places, according to new and often frightening rules, these characters become vulnerable in unexpected ways -- and learn, as a result, to articulate the romantic attraction to landscapes and cultures that are strange to them.Lucky Girls marks the arrival of a writer of exceptional talents, one whose generosity of spirit, clarity of intellect and emotion, and skill in storytelling set her among today’s most gifted and exciting young voices.