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The Lucky Ones

Julianne Pachico

A haunting debut collection of stories from the extraordinarily talented new writer, Julianne Pachico

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The Lucky Ones is Julianne Pachico’s haunting debut collection of stories. Set in lush, heady Colombia – and also in a jungle-like New York City – it brings together the fates of guerrilla soldiers, rich kids, rabbits, hostages, bourgeois expats, and drug dealers. Exploring what makes a victim and what makes a perpetrator, these stories show lives fatefully entwined, despite deep cultural divides.

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A riveting collection.

James Scudamore
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An expansive tapestry of a debut.

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Innovative and arresting . . . Each story in this dazzling collection is filled with snarling prose and bravura narrative moves: astonishing jump cuts, thrilling imaginative flights, sudden stabs of surrealism.

Sunday Times
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Blunt, fresh and unsentimental . . . An enjoyable and freaky joy ride . . . Go to Pachicho’s Columbia.

New York Times Book Review
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Astounding . . . just breathtaking: bizarre, beautiful, and brutal. And funny! Funny in a dark and lovely way. And completely compelling. I could not put it down.

The Pool
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‘Girls, guns, ghosts and cocaine-addicted rabbits. Absolutely brilliant.’

Mark Haddon

Julianne Pachico was born in 1985 in Cambridge, ­England. She grew up in Cali, Colombia, and has lived and worked abroad in various places, including Ecuador, Mexico and Indonesia. She is currently completing her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA. In 2015 she was long­listed for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award and had two stories anthologized…

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