Coverart for item
The Resource Lucky boy, Shanthi Sekaran, (CD)

Lucky boy, Shanthi Sekaran, (CD)

Label
Lucky boy
Title
Lucky boy
Statement of responsibility
Shanthi Sekaran
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The plight of undocumented immigrants is nothing new; in pitting two very different kinds of immigrants against each other, one comfortably assimilated, the other helpless in every sense, this story tells of hard choices and a mother's love
  • "A heart-wrenching novel that gives voice to two mothers: a young undocumented Mexican woman and an Indian-American wife whose love for one lucky boy will bind their fates together. Solimar Castro-Valdez is eighteen and drunk on optimism when she embarks on a perilous journey across the US/Mexican border. Weeks later she arrives on her cousin's doorstep in Berkeley, CA, dazed by first love found then lost, and pregnant. This was not the plan. But amid the uncertainty of new motherhood and her American identity, Soli learns that when you have just one precious possession, you guard it with your life. For Soli, motherhood becomes her dwelling and the boy at her breast her hearth. Kavya Reddy has always followed her heart, much to her parents' chagrin. A mostly contented chef at a UC Berkeley sorority house, the unexpected desire to have a child descends like a cyclone in Kavya's mid-thirties. When she can't get pregnant, this desire will test her marriage, it will test her sanity, and it will set Kavya and her husband, Rishi, on a collision course with Soli, when she is detained and her infant son comes under Kavya's care. As Kavya learns to be a mother--the singing, story-telling, inventor-of-the-universe kind of mother she fantasized about being--she builds her love on a fault line, her heart wrapped around someone else's child. Lucky Boy is an emotional journey that will leave you certain of the redemptive beauty of this world. There are no bad guys in this story, no single obvious hero. Sekaran has taken real life and applied it to fiction; the results are moving and revelatory"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sekaran, Shanthi
Dewey number
813/.6
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PS3619.E45
LC item number
L83 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Soneela Nankani and Roxana Ortega
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nankani, Soneela,
  • Ortega, Roxana,
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Single mothers
  • Motherhood
  • Illegal aliens
  • Mexicans
  • Married women
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Lucky boy, Shanthi Sekaran, (CD)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • "Release Date: January 10, 2017"--Books on Tape website
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
14 audio discs (approximately 16 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524703028
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781524703028
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
PRHA 6093
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn945647429
  • (OCoLC)945647429
  • 2020735
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Lucky boy, Shanthi Sekaran, (CD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from disc label
  • "Release Date: January 10, 2017"--Books on Tape website
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
14 audio discs (approximately 16 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781524703028
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781524703028
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
PRHA 6093
Special playback characteristics
unknown
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn945647429
  • (OCoLC)945647429
  • 2020735
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • Morrison RegionalBorrow it
      7015 Morrison Boulevard, Charlotte, NC, 28211, US
      35.1517093 -80.8250892
    • South County RegionalBorrow it
      5801 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC, 28277, US
      35.086541 -80.8137402
Processing Feedback ...