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The Lucky Ones - A Novel

Julianne Pachico

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

A literary jigsaw puzzle of a debut novel set in Colombia during the peak of its decades-long conflict, and in New York City While her parents are away, a teenager finds herself home alone, with the household staff mysteriously gone, no phone connection, and news of an insurgency on the radio-and then she hears a knock at the door. Her teacher, who has been kidnapped by guerrillas, recites Shakespeare in the jungle to a class of sticks, leaves, and stones while his captors watch his every move. Another classmate, who has fled Colombia for the clubs of New York, is unable to forget the life she left behind without the help of the little bags of powder she carries with her. Taking place over two decades, The Lucky Ones presents us with a world in which perpetrators are indistinguishable from saviors, the truth is elusive, and loved ones can disappear without a trace. A prismatic tale of a group of characters who emerge and recede throughout the novel and touch one another's lives in ways even they cannot comprehend, The Lucky Ones captures the intensity of life in Colombia as paramilitaries, guerrillas, and drug traffickers tear the country apart. Combining vivid descriptions of life under siege with a hallucinatory feel that befits its violent world, The Lucky Ones introduces a truly original and exciting new voice in fiction. Praise for The Lucky Ones "A blunt, fresh and unsentimental look inside Colombia's last thirty bloody years . . . an enjoyable and freaky joy ride. . . . [Julianne] Pachico conveys the fear that Colombian children grow up with-she made that pit in my stomach open up again. . . . At the end you'll come out of this ride with a better understanding of Colombia's surreal state of affairs."-Silvana Paternostro, The New York Times Book Review "[A] brilliantly wacked-out collection of linked stories about Colombia's long civil war."-New York "An expansive tapestry of a debut."-Elle "Thrilling . . . The Lucky Ones is no ordinary coming-of-age novel. Julianne Pachico's remarkably inventive deb

Language:

English

Narrators:

Marisol Ramirez, Ramón de Ocampo

Length:

8h 9m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:25


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:38


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:51


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:06


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

08:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:18


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:36


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:18


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:18


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:20


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:58


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:50


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:19


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:10


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:46


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:58


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:40


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:04


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:09


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:06


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:34


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:50


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:43


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:25


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

07:46


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:23


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

03:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:15


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

08:49


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:40


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

06:18


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:17


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:49


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:33


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:37


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

03:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:43


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

06:36


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:06


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:49


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:08


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:28


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:21


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:54


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:31


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:16


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:53


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:33


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:24


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

00:32