Lucky Us | Granta

  • Published: 04/06/2015
  • ISBN: 9781847089397
  • 129x20mm
  • 256 pages

Lucky Us

Amy Bloom

When Eva’s mother abandons her on Iris’s front porch, the girls don’t seem to have much in common – except, they soon discover, a father. Thrown together with no mothers to care for them and a father who could not be considered a parent, Iris and Eva become one another’s family. Iris wants to be a movie star; Eva is her sidekick. Together, they journey across 1940s America from scandal in Hollywood to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island, stumbling, cheating and loving their way through a landscape of war, betrayals and big dreams.

Unsettling, lavish with detail, daringly told... An unusual novel, rich and strange, often exhilarating. Its powerful images stay with you

Susie Boyt, Financial Times

This is a novel of enormous charm; deeply touching and often very funny. Bloom is bliss

Kate Saunders, The Times

Electrifying and inventive... the novel's superb opening lines set the tone for this worldly and sardonically funny tale... Beautifully precise and frequently stunning

Holly Kyte, Sunday Telegraph

The Author

A Amy Bloom is the author of three collections of short stories, Where the God of Love Hangs Out (Granta, 2010), Come to Me and A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You, also published in one volume Rowing to Eden(Granta, 2015), a collection of essays, Normal, and four novels, White Houses (Granta, 2018) Lucky Us (Granta, 2014), Away (Granta, 2007),and Love Invents Us. She is the Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing at Wesleyan University.

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