Lottery

Lottery

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Perry's IQ is only 76, but he's not stupid. His grandmother taught him everything he needs to know to survive: She taught him to write things down so he won't forget them. She taught him to play the lottery every week. And most important, she taught him whom to trust. When Gram dies, Perry is left orphaned and bereft at the age of thirty-one. Then he wins twelve million dollars with his weekly Washington State Lottery ticket, and he finds he has more family than he knows what to do with. Peopled with characters both wicked and heroic who leap off the pages, "Lottery" is a deeply satisfying, gorgeously rendered novel about trust, loyalty, and what distinguishes us as capable.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 147 x 225 x 34mm | 456g
  • William Heinemann Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0434017868
  • 9780434017867

Review quote

"Patricia Wood's debut novel tickles your funny bone, tugs your heartstrings, and redefines the word 'fortunate' all at once." -"Redbook" "[An] irresistible debut novel about what makes people good or bad, smart or stupid." -"Good Housekeeping" ?A wonderful first novel?profoundly lovable.?
?"Washington Post"

?A memorable character whose voice and world linger in one's imagination.?
?"Miami Herald"

?"Lottery" is a winner.?
?Kate Jacobs

?A winning narrator.?
?"Seattle Times"

It's ?memorable.?
?"Miami Herald"

It's ?wonderful.?
?"Washington Post"

It's ?irresistible.?
?"Good Housekeeping"

?Uplifting.?
?Kate Jacobs

?Much more than a novel about a windfall affecting a simple soul?it's a book about a stupendous event affecting a great number of people, especially the reader.?
?Paul Theroux A wonderful first novel profoundly lovable.
"Washington Post"
A memorable character whose voice and world linger in one s imagination.
"Miami Herald"
"Lottery" is a winner.
Kate Jacobs
A winning narrator.
"Seattle Times"
It s memorable.
"Miami Herald"
It s wonderful.
"Washington Post"
It s irresistible.
"Good Housekeeping"
Uplifting.
Kate Jacobs
Much more than a novel about a windfall affecting a simple soul it s a book about a stupendous event affecting a great number of people, especially the reader.
Paul Theroux aA wonderful first novela]profoundly lovable.a
a"Washington Post"
aA memorable character whose voice and world linger in oneas imagination.a
a"Miami Herald"
a"Lottery" is a winner.a
aKate Jacobs
aA winning narrator.a
a"Seattle Times"
Itas amemorable.a
a"Miami Herald"
Itas awonderful.a
a"Washington Post"
Itas airresistible.a
a"Good Housekeeping"
aUplifting.a
aKate Jacobs
aMuch more than a novel about a windfall affecting a simple soulaitas a book about a stupendous event affecting a great number of people, especially the reader.a
aPaul Theroux
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About Patricia Wood

Patricia Wood is a PhD student at the University of Hawaii, focusing on education, disability, and diversity. Lottery is inspired by her work, as well as a number of events in her life, including her father winning the Washington State Lottery. She lives with her husband aboard a sailboat moored in Ko'Olina, Hawaii. This is her first novel. Patricia has one son, Andrew, who lives in Everett, where Lottery takes place.
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Rating details

7,328 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
5 27% (1,956)
4 42% (3,044)
3 25% (1,819)
2 5% (387)
1 2% (122)
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