Lucky A Memoir
What propels this chronicle of her recovery is. In a ham-handed attempt to mollify her, a policeman later told her that a young woman had been murdered there and, by comparison, Sebold should consider herself lucky. This is the first line in Lucky, Alice Sebold's memoir of her rape and. In a memoir hailed for its searing candor and wit, Alice Sebold reveals how her life was utterly transformed when, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, she was brutally raped and beaten in a park near campus. She was raped as a freshman. Following graduation from Syracuse, she went to the University of Houston for her graduate degree and. Sebold has stated that her reason for writing the book was to bring. Her first book, Lucky, is a memoir which tells the story of that event in her life and its aftermath. Lucky describes her experience of being raped and beaten when she was eighteen in a tunnel near Syracuse University where she was a student, and how this traumatic experience shaped the rest of her life. Age Level: YA "You save yourself or you remain unsaved." With these words, Sebold recounts the brutal rape that she was "lucky" to survive.