Lucky has ratings and reviews. Matt said: This is what I remember. This is the first line in Lucky, Alice Sebold’s memoir of her rape and. In Lucky, a memoir hailed for its searing candour and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college. Alice Sebold knows all about arresting first lines. Her other book, Lucky, also goes straight for the jugular: “In the tunnel where I was raped.

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Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love. Regardless of the victim and rapist, it ties, cuts, right to the heart of our views about gender. My sister does too.

No less gripping is the almost unbelievable role that coincidence plays in the unfolding of Sebold’s narrative. So when I picked up this book, long after my freshman year had passed, I did so with purpose. Sign up and get a free eBook! Her Grandma Lynn is the accepting phase. Neither, as you can imagine, did Sebold, who was able to identify her rapist and get him convicted and given the maximum sentence 25 yearsbut found that despite this form of closure, she was still haunted and traumatized by the events for 20 years, even as she attempted to convince herself emotions were bullshit and she was fine.


We were both freshmen, a few months into our first semester, still in that sheltered bubble of youth, where bad things only happen to strangers.

As he gathered preliminary evidence — my basic account — she said things to me as she took items for the evidence kit. Certainly not “I guess this will make you less i A harrowing tale, mmoir.

The heat of the shower and the Demerol worked together to make me groggy during the drive to the police station. She went out with friends, I made the decision to stay in and study.

Lucky by Alice Sebold

I lay still and took shallow breaths. Dec 19, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: The same young woman who sets her sights on becoming an Ethel Merman-style diva one day despite her braces, bad complexion, and extra weight encounters what is still thought of today as the crime from which no woman can ever really ,ucky. By the end, Victor and I had an audience. Remembering this is a memoir, it made me physically ill. I remained on the sidewalk close to the sfbold.

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This isn’t a pity-me memoir, drenched in oversimplification and gratuitous tragedy. In the time since our arrival back at the dorm, menoir had woken up. On top, I wore a thin white-and-red-striped blouse. Aug 08, Jaylin rated it did not like it.

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Ma adesso torna in libreria una nuova edizione di questo con una magistrale spietata prefazione che lei ha scritto ad hoc per la nuova edizione americana e inglese di Lucky. Of how sevold was writing her novel and stopped for alce What an awful, awful thing to say.

Even then I thought I knew what could happen if I let people take care of me. Blood was everywhere and so I thought he’d done what he’d come for. Thank you for your feedback.

I would have hoped that writing this book would have allowed her to get it out of her system so that she could move on with her life. My eyes were glazed. Thus, for me, the first lesson of college: You know I’m due over soon; can’t it wait? Please,” I said, “no one can know about this. I took a washcloth and lathered it up. If I shut my eyes, I believed, I would disappear. I knew I would die.

People, a group of laughing boys and girls, passing by. I was concentrating on my balance and so did not see the mirror to my right until I looked up and I was almost right in front of it.