Lucky : A Memoir
by Alice Sebold
Editor: Pan MacMillan
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In Luck, a memoir hailed for her furnace to the frankness and spirit of Alice Sebold reveals how her life was completely transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old first-year college student, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near the campusWhat propels this chronicle of her recovery is Sebold’s indomitable spirit – as she struggles for understanding (After telling the facts to anyone, from lovers to a friend, I changed in their eyes”); as her hectic, family and friends, sometimes bungle their efforts to offer more comfort and support; and as, ultimately, she triumphs, managing by gravel and coincidence to secure her attacker from arrest and convictionIn a disturbing, exciting and inspiring story, Alice Sebold sheds light on the experience of trauma victims while at the same time giving profoundly hard-earned wisdom: `You record Yourself or you remain unrecorded.’
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