Lucky Man, Lucky Woman: A Love Story

Lucky Man, Lucky Woman: A Love Story

by Jack Driscoll


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Nominating Lucky Man, Lucky Woman for the Pushcart Editors' Book Award, Rick Bass called it "one of the best novels I've read all year—an incredible story, not of high drama but rather of a marriage, of all things."

Perry Lafond, approaching forty, knows he's had a decent life with his attractive, longtime wife, Marcia. But he's come to the point where he is not sure that he can continue on. In the meantime, there's the question of children. His wife, battling infertility, is obsessed with the idea of having a baby. Perry wants a child too—maybe. Suddenly, he can't keep his mind off other women. In his job as a probation officer he becomes recklessly infatuated with the pretty, beleaguered wife of a parolee who has a young child. Perry's own confusion endangers this child as well as a nephew under his care. Always unflinchingly honest, Jack Driscoll tracks a man's headlong—and just possibly redemptive—leap into chaos.

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ISBN-13: 9780393319453
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 02/17/2000
Series: Norton Paperback Fiction Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Jack Driscoll is the author of Waiting Only to Be Heard, winner of the PEN/Nelson Algren Short Fiction Award, and is also a poet. He lives in northern Michigan with his wife and teaches at the Interlochen Center for the Arts.

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