Lucky Us is a thrilling and resonant novel about loyalty, ambition, and the pleasures and perils of family, set in 1940s America.
When Eva's mother abandons her on Iris's front porch, the girls don't seem to have much in common - except, they soon discover, a father. Thrown together with no mothers to care for them and a feckless father, Iris and Eva become one another's family. Iris wants to be a movie star; Eva is her sidekick. Together, they journey across 1940s America from scandal in Hollywood to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island, stumbling, cheating and loving their way through a landscape of war, betrayals and big dreams.
Amy Bloom will be in conversation with the award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster, Anita Sethi.
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