She grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphiawhere her father taught Spanish at the University of Pennsylvania. In the early hours of May 8,while a freshman at Syracuse Universityshe was raped while walking home through a park off campus.
This is the first line in Lucky, Alice Sebold's memoir of her rape and its aftermath. It's the kind of line that demands you read further.
In five words, swollen with portentousness, it makes a lot of promises. An author needs to have a certain amount of guts to start a book like that. Alice Sebold has them and more.
All the wo This is what I remember. All the words that follow are testament to this; every page is an act of courage. The first thing that jumps out at you, even before that opening line, is the title: Is that supposed to be ironic?
Or, somehow, the truth? Sebold answers that Lucky by alice sebold immediately, with a brief, lyrical prologue: 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.
I was told this by the police. In comparison, they said, I was lucky But at the time, I felt I had more in common with the dead girl than I did with the large, beefy police officers or my stunned freshman-year girlfriends.
The dead girl and I had been in the same low place During the rape my eye caught something among the leaves and glass. A pink hair tie. When I heard about the dead girl, I could imagine her pleading as I had, and wondered when her hair had been pulled loose from her hair tie I will always think of her when I think of the pink hair tie.
I will think of a girl in the last moments of her life. Since Lucky was published back inAlice Sebold has gone on to great fame and fortune as the author of The Lovely Bones. That novel was on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year. As with any pop cultural phenomenon, however, there was an inevitable backlash.
These days, it's hard to find people who can say a kind word about it. Eight years and a subpar film later, it has become easy to pretend that we were never moved. But in that passage above, you see all of Sebold's gifts on display.
She's not a complicated stylist; rather, she hits her emotional beats by dint of perception. She captures the small details that can raise the hair on the back of your neck.
And in every sentence you see the catharsis. I am not a huge fan of memoirs. I think everyone has a story, and everyone is entitled to tell it, but I'm just not going to read it.
Unless you're a president, or a war hero, or the guy who invented Diet Pepsi, you probably don't need to publish a memoir.Summary & Study Guide Lucky by Alice Sebold Nov 29, by BookRags.
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Alice Sebold (born September 6, ) is an American writer. She has published three books: Lucky (), The Lovely Bones (), and The Almost Moon ().
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