Rosemary Nixon Are You Ready to be Lucky?

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Are You Ready to be Lucky?

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Meet Roslyn, the plucky divorcée eager for new beginnings. Meet Duncan, the British conman with a penchant for collecting ex-wives. Meet Floyd, the lovable, foul-mouthed contractor who can fix anyone’s house except his own. Each drags behind a mess of family and friends, each desperately trying to be lucky.

Are You Ready to be Lucky? mixes humour and heartbreak as the unruly Roslyn, Duncan, and Floyd relentlessly pursue happiness, trying again and again to get it right. In stunningly beautiful and energetic prose, Rosemary Nixon contemplates the chaos and absurdity of friendship, marriage, divorce, and betrayal―and the astonishing complexities of luck and of love.

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Rosemary Nixon’s novel Kalila was longlisted for the 2012 ReLit Award and shortlisted for the Georges Bugnet Award. She is also the author of two short story collections, Mostly Country and The Cock’s Egg. Nixon has judged numerous literary competitions and has taught creative writing at the University of Calgary, Sage Hill Writing Experience, and Anema-by-the-Sea in Greece. She has served as writer-in-residence for the University of Calgary Distinguished Writers Programme and the University of Windsor. She lives in Calgary.

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"The characters of Are You Ready to Be Lucky? fumble hopelessly toward what they think they want. They get hurt, and hurt again. But deftly, tenderly, Nixon makes pileups of disappointments shine like broken glass in sand." - National Post

"Hilarious, charging, gorgeous. There is so much to admire in a Rosemary Nixon story it's hard to know where to begin." - Lisa Moore, author of Caught and February

"Rosemary Nixon says exactly what needs to be said... Are You Ready to Be Lucky? is a novel that looks like a short story collection and tastes like a volume of haiku." - Telegraph-Journal

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"Nixon's style is fiercely observant, and her stories work together to convince us that the world is a crystal, held up to the light be a relentless storyteller." - University of Toronto Quarterly

"Reader, be humble. You are about to read greatness. You are about to read a story that lifts our mortal lives into lamentation and wisdom and rapture and love." - Robert Kroetsch

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