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Lucky Boy

Shanthi Sekaran

A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy. "Sekaran has written a page-turner that's touching and all too real." -People "A fiercely compassionate story about the bonds and the bounds of motherhood and, ultimately, of love."-Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans Eighteen years old and fizzing with optimism, Solimar Castro-Valdez embarks on a perilous journey across the Mexican border. Weeks later, she arrives in Berkeley, California, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan. Undocumented and unmoored, Soli discovers that her son, Ignacio, can become her touchstone, and motherhood her identity in a world where she's otherwise invisible. Kavya Reddy has created a beautiful life in Berkeley, but then she can't get pregnant and that beautiful life seems suddenly empty. When Soli is placed in immigrant detention and Ignacio comes under Kavya's care, Kavya finally gets to be the singing, story-telling kind of mother she dreamed of being. But she builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else's child. "Nacho" to Soli, and "Iggy" to Kavya, the boy is steeped in love, but his destiny and that of his two mothers teeters between two worlds as Soli fights to get back to him. Lucky Boy is a moving and revelatory ode to the ever-changing borders of love.

A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy. "Sekaran has written a page-turner that's touching and all too real." -People "A fiercely compassionate story about the bonds and the bounds of motherhood and, ultimately, of love."-Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans Eighteen years old and fizzing with optimism, Solimar Castro-Valdez embarks on a perilous journey across the Mexican border. Weeks later, she arrives in Berkeley, California, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan. Undocumented and unmoored, Soli discovers that her son, Ignacio, can become her touchstone, and motherhood her identity in a world where she's otherwise invisible. Kavya Reddy has created a beautiful life in Berkeley, but then she can't get pregnant and that beautiful life seems suddenly empty. When Soli is placed in immigrant detention and Ignacio comes under Kavya's care, Kavya finally gets to be the singing, story-telling kind of mother she dreamed of being. But she builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else's child. "Nacho" to Soli, and "Iggy" to Kavya, the boy is steeped in love, but his destiny and that of his two mothers teeters between two worlds as Soli fights to get back to him. Lucky Boy is a moving and revelatory ode to the ever-changing borders of love.
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A gripping tale of adventure and searing reality, Lucky Boy gives voice to two mothers bound together by their love for one lucky boy. "Sekaran has written a page-turner that's touching and all too real." -People "A fiercely compassionate story about the bonds and the bounds of motherhood and, ultimately, of love."-Cristina Henríquez, author of The Book of Unknown Americans Eighteen years old and fizzing with optimism, Solimar Castro-Valdez embarks on a perilous journey across the Mexican border. Weeks later, she arrives in Berkeley, California, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan. Undocumented and unmoored, Soli discovers that her son, Ignacio, can become her touchstone, and motherhood her identity in a world where she's otherwise invisible. Kavya Reddy has created a beautiful life in Berkeley, but then she can't get pregnant and that beautiful life seems suddenly empty. When Soli is placed in immigrant detention and Ignacio comes under Kavya's care, Kavya finally gets to be the singing, story-telling kind of mother she dreamed of being. But she builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else's child. "Nacho" to Soli, and "Iggy" to Kavya, the boy is steeped in love, but his destiny and that of his two mothers teeters between two worlds as Soli fights to get back to him. Lucky Boy is a moving and revelatory ode to the ever-changing borders of love.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Soneela Nankani, Roxana Ortega

Length:

16h 43m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:41


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:00


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

08:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:35


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:31


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:54


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:27


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:37


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:15


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:14


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:37


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:47


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:11


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:05


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:59


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:38


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:54


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:19


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:11


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:48


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:06


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:55


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:20


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:42


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:18


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:20


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:21


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:43


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:56


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:34


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:17


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:11


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:41


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

08:43


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:21


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:39


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:47


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:32


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:05


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:25


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:38


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:08


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:44


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:31


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:07


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:58


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:17


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:41


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:24


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:06


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:35


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:02


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:33


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

09:22


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

08:51


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:31


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:44


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:45


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:17


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:55


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:19


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

03:34


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:47


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:54


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

08:10


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:05


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:27


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:21


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:03


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:00


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

09:06


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:33


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

07:27


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:32


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:33


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:26


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:58


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

06:15


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:09


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:18


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:13


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:08


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:26


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:24


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

05:01


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:40


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:58


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:44


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:04


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:54


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:45


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:47


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:25


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

06:19


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:10


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:35


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

02:33


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

07:24


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

03:39


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:46


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:49


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:53


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:04


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:40


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:51


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:32


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:09


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

03:45


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

06:00


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:04


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

03:50


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

08:09


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

09:28


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:58


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

08:47


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:08


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:35


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:49


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

03:54


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

06:25


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:25


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

00:32