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Lucky by Alice Sebold

Lucky (edition 2009)

by Alice Sebold

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Authors:Alice Sebold
Info:Scribner (2009), Kindle Edition, 256 pages
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Lucky: A Memoir by Alice Sebold


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Amazing memoir. It seems so raw and brutally honest. And yet it wasnt painful to read. I enjoyed reading this, even though it was a difficult subject. ( )
  Jadedog13 | Feb 3, 2016 |
Heartbreaking. Tough. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing this with us. ( )
  lyrrael | Oct 17, 2015 |
Los yanquis tienen algo que se llama trigger warning para advertir a personas sensibles o víctimas de abuso que pueden verse afectadas por ciertas columnas , escenas , imágnes , etc .... No sé si les funcione o no pero , en este caso , haría falta .

En mi caso al menos , el primer capítulo fue bastante jodido-imposible de soportar a causa del recuento explicito y detalle.por.detalle del acontecimiento principal . Quiero terminar de leerlo y conocer la historia de la autora pero (por ahora) lo poco que pude leer del inicio me provocó más náuseas y malos recuerdos que ganas de seguir .

Lo retomaré algún día . Por ahora , marcha derecho al freezer .
  LaMala | Jun 7, 2015 |
Rape, drugs, sex, misfortune, and recovery. Intense opening rape scene. Do NOT want to be raped. ( )
  krishnahappy | Mar 27, 2014 |
Harrowing. ( )
  thatotter | Feb 4, 2014 |
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In the tunnel where I was raped, a tunnel that was once an underground entry to an amphitheater, a place where actors burst forth from underneath the seats of a crowd, a girl had been murdered and dismembered.
No one can pull anyone back from anywhere. You save yourself or you remain unsaved.
“Poetry is not an attitude. It is hard work.” (Quoting Tess Gallagher)
“Memory could save . . . it had power . . . it was often the only recourse of the powerless, the oppressed, or the brutalized.” (Referring to Tobias Wolff’s own story, This Boy’s Life)
“You never get over some things.”
From an interview with Alice Sebold that is published as a supplement in the back of the book:

Question: People often wonder if writing is therapeutic. If you’re writing about a trauma, does that help the pain of the trauma recede? Susie in the novel [a different book] says something like every time she tells her story, a drop of the pain goes away. But as a writer who’s written about your own trauma and then written a fictionalized version of a similar trauma, is writing therapeutic or do you think that that’s really the wrong way to approach it anyway?

Answer: My feeling is that therapy is for therapy and that writing can be therapeutic, but therapeutic writing should not be published. My job as a writer is to go through the therapy myself and, if I manage to get through it and I feel I have something to share from that, to share it with my audience or my readers. But I don’t write novels and seek to have them published so that I can get therapy from having written them. That’s really the responsibility of an individual to do outside the context of their published work.
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In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus. What propels this chronicle of her recovery is Sebold's indomitable spirit-as she struggles for understanding ("After telling the hard facts to anyone, from lover to friend, I have changed in their eyes"); as her dazed family and friends sometimes bungle their efforts to provide comfort and support; and as, ultimately, she triumphs, managing through grit and coincidence to help secure her attacker's arrest and conviction. In a narrative by turns disturbing, thrilling, and inspiring, Alice Sebold illuminates the experience of trauma victims even as she imparts wisdom profoundly hard-won: "You save yourself or you remain unsaved."

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In this memoir, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was transformed when at age 18 she was raped and beaten in a park near her college campus.

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