A Belletrist Book Club Selection
Named a Best Book of 2020 (so far) by Elle
Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 by The Millions, Lit Hub, Marie Claire
An exhilarating novel about a group of students who take revenge on a wunderkind professor after she destroys one of their own - a story of collective drive to create, sabotage, and ultimately, to love.
It doesn't take long for the students on Fielding campus to become obsessed with Hannah, Leslie, and Jimmy. The three graduate students are mysterious, inaccessible, and brilliant. Leslie, glamorous and brash, has declared that she wants to write erotica and make millions. Hannah is quietly confident, loyal, elegantly beautiful, and the person they all want to be; and Jimmy is a haunted genius with no past. After Simone - young best-selling author and erstwhile model - shows up as a visiting professor, and after everything that happened with her, the trio only become more notorious.
Love. Death. Revenge. These age-old tropes come to life as the semesters unfold. The threesome came to study writing, to be writers, and this is the story they've woven together: of friendship and passion, of competition and envy, of creativity as life and death. Now, they submit this story, We Wish You Luck, for your reading pleasure.
"Caroline Zancan’s wizardry is difficult to summarize: her prose is precise, deft, cutting - summing up a glance, an intent, a person’s inner weather with perfect efficiency, and making it look easy. We Wish You Luck is a book for anyone who’s ever had literature change their life. It makes the undeniable case for the power of words on a page - their power to make us, and to break us apart completely." (Rachel Khong, author of Goodbye, Vitamin)
"A twisted campus novel told in the third person, which collectively expresses the perspective of three ambitious, brilliant students.... It's a rollicking read that offers a sharp take on the creative process, revenge, and envy." (Elle)
"Elegant and enthralling" (Newsweek)
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Beautiful & delicious. I have to write 13 more lines but I really don’t know what else to say. This was a succinct and loving novel, I could’ve read 100 more pages of it.