The novel is written uniquely from a viewpoint of the “goddess of luck,” and tells the story of two fifteen-year-olds who are in great need of luck.
- Book Intro
It is the winner of the 8th Munhakdongne Liturature Award for Young Adults, written by the same author of I’ll come over to you across the world.
Could I become your lucky star?
It is people who make your life miserable,
But then again it is also people who make your life bearable.
Yi Kkot-nim, the best-seller author has come out after two-and-a-half-year hiatus with a new novel for young adults. Her book, I’ll come over to you across the world, was the winner of the 8th Munhakdongne Literature for Young Adults Award that moved not only countless readers but the judges as well. It is still considered by many as their life-changing book; it has been published in Taiwan and will soon be available in Japan. The book with its gripping narrative will be turned into a T.V. drama and a movie.
Her new book, Luck Is on Its Way, is about the children who are exposed to violence at home, a place where it should be warm and safe, and their story is told by a unique narrator. An entity known as fate, timing, goddess of luck or trickster of fate tells the story. This transcendent being grumbles in a surprisingly cynical tone but watches over the children perpetually with an affectionate gaze. The reassuring words that luck is approaching and that it will undoubtedly help you deliver a heartwarming message for the reader.
But the novel in the end wants to bring the reader’s attention not to the omniscient and transcendent being but to the human presence. That is because it is only when you have the will to recue yourself or someone in need then luck will finally take action. The courage of two fifteen-year-old boys to help their friends in danger, and the child who is so weary that she wants to give up on everything but who finally opens her heart to them make the readers realize that we can all become the bringer of each other’s luck.
It is people who make life horrific but it is also the people who make it bearable. It may be difficult to accept that a kind gaze and attention could change someone’s life but that in fact is the secret to life. It is once more time to be inspired by the miracle the author offers through her story.
- About the Author
Born in 1989 in Ulsan, author Lee kkochnim majored in creative writing despite the dissuasions of people around her. She started her literary career when her children’s story Medusa’s Descendant won an award at the Spring Literary Contest held by Seoul Daily in 2014. The author won the 8th Munhakdongne Literature Award for Young Adults with her book, I will Cross Time For you. She is the author of Luck is on Its Way and the children’s books, The boy who stole the name, The House Where the Villain Lives, and The Troubleshooter of Ghosts. She co-wrote Feminism for Girls.