Lucky Girls by Nell Freudenberger
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These five stories follow young women living far from home, coping with new and often unfamiliar rules, as they confront the compelling circumstances of adult love. The rich, unforgettable tales in this collection, set in Southeast Asia and on the Indian subcontinent, showcase a writer of exceptional talent, one of today's most gifted and exciting young voices.

 

About Nell Freudenberger

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Nell Freudenberger is the author of the novel The Dissident and the story collection Lucky Girls, winner of the PEN/Malamud Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; both books were New York Times Book Review Notables. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Award, and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellowship from the New York Public Library, she was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists and one of The New Yorker's "20 Under 40." She lives in Brooklyn with her family.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 256 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Equally good in its details but much less commanding in it subject is “The Tutor.” The American girl lives in Bombay this time, with her divorced father (the mother went back to the US), attending American school and acting like—oy, like a teenager.

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The Guardian

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Lucky Girls by Nell Freudenberger 226pp, Picador, £10.99 With a glowing quote from Richard Ford on the jacket and previews in the pages of Granta, the New Yorker and the Paris Review, this debut collection of stories is off to a terrific start.

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Publishers Weekly

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Freudenberger is more inventive and piquant when she probes characters' relationships to their adopted homelands—which, she shows, are often more passionate and grounded than their ties to the people in their lives.

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Star Tribune

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Reviewed by Andrea Hoag Special to the Star Tribune Inever read stories in the New Yorker twice, but when the 2001 summer debut fiction issue hit my mailbox, I scanned Nell Freudenberger's story "Lucky Girls" again and again until the print on the magazine's slick pages began to smudge under ...

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AV Club

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In "The Orphan," the second story in Nell Freudenberger's debut collection Lucky Girls, a divorcing New York mother receives a tearful phone call from a daughter working in Bangkok.

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People

A fortunate young lady herself, Freudenberger, 28, sold this story collection having written only the title piece, which appeared in The New Yorker's debut-fiction issue two years ago.

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