Patricia Wood - Author

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ISBN 9780425222201 | 336 pages | 03 Jun 2008 | Berkley | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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  • Orange Prize for Fiction: Longlist 2008
Summary of Lottery Summary of Lottery Reviews for Lottery An Excerpt from Lottery
Money isn’t the same as treasure, and IQ isn’t the same as smarts…An uplifting and joyous new novel hailed by Jacqueline Mitchard as “solid gold.”

Perry L. Crandall knows what it’s like to be an outsider. With an IQ of 76, he’s an easy mark. Before his grandmother died, she armed Perry well with what he’d need to know: the importance of words and writing things down, and how to play the lottery. Most important, she taught him whom to trust—a crucial lesson for Perry when he wins the multimillion-dollar jackpot. As his family descends, moving in on his fortune, his fate, and his few true friends, he has a lesson for them: never, ever underestimate Perry Crandall.

“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

—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

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