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Atlanta Authors presents Will Leitch speaking on his novel How Lucky

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Hear author Will Leitch talk about his thrilling new novel, How Lucky, on this virtual Atlanta Authors program.

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How Lucky is Will Leitch's first novel. As suspenseful and funny as it is moving, the book tells the unforgettable story of a fiercely resilient young man living with a degenerative disorder, and his efforts to solve a mystery unfolding right outside his window.

Daniel leads a rich life in the university town of Athens, Georgia. He’s got a couple of close friends, a steady paycheck working for a regional airline, and of course, for a few glorious days each Fall, college football tailgates. He considers himself to be a mostly lucky guy—despite the fact that he’s suffered from a debilitating disease since he was a small child, one that has left him unable to speak or to move without a wheelchair.

Largely confined to his home, Daniel spends the hours he’s not online communicating with irate air travelers observing his neighborhood from his front porch. One young woman passes by so frequently that spotting her out the window has almost become part of his daily routine. Until the day he’s almost sure he sees her being kidnapped.


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Will Leitch lives in Athens, Georgia with his family and is the author of five books, including the novel How Lucky, released by Harper in May 2021. He writes regularly for New York, MLB.com, Medium, The New York Times and the Washington Post. He is the founder of the late website Deadspin.

“A fantastic novel. . . . You are going to like this a lot.”—Stephen King

“What’s more thrilling than a fictional character speaking to us in a voice we haven’t heard before, a voice so authentic and immediate—think Huck Finn, Holden Caulfield, Mattie Ross—that we suspect it must’ve been there all along, that we somehow managed to miss it? Daniel, the protagonist of Will Leitch’s smart, funny, heartbreaking new novel How Lucky, is just such a voice, and I’m not sure it will ever completely leave my head, or that I want it to.”—Richard Russo

For readers of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Nothing to See Here, a first novel as suspenseful and funny as it is moving, the unforgettable story of a fiercely resilient young man living with a physical disability, and his efforts to solve a mystery unfolding right outside his door.

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