Luck
Eric B. Martin Eric Martin
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Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM By Eric B. Martin Eric Martin

Mike Olive returns to his hometown with a group of fellow Duke students to investigate the overall decline of tobacco farming as well as the use, and abuse, of Mexican migrant workers Determined to rid his town of corruption and bigotry, Mike makes the migrant workers his crusade, much to the consternation of his father and his neighbors Conflicts mount as he accuses farMike Olive returns to his hometown with a group of fellow Duke students to investigate the overall decline of tobacco farming as well as the use, and abuse, of Mexican migrant workers Determined to rid his town of corruption and bigotry, Mike makes the migrant workers his crusade, much to the consternation of his father and his neighbors Conflicts mount as he accuses farmers of rud crimes and falls in love with Hermalinda, the beautiful and remarkably self possessed daughter of one of his father s workers Mike s townie rival, the wickedly charming but fatefully doomed Harvey Dickerson, deftly challenges Mike s naive and nearly evangelical convictions Longstanding family rivalries and loyalties erupt into brutal violence that forever changes the town.From Hermalinda s rich and turbulent life on the Texas Mexico border and her conflicting feelings about her affair with the boss s son to Harvey s silver tongued philosophizing and Mike s well intentioned but woefully destructive actions, the complex community of this troubled southern town is vividly realized Luck is a compelling, incisive, and stunningly written novel Eric Martin is a unique and brilliant new voice in fiction.
  • Title: Luck
  • Author: Eric B. Martin Eric Martin
  • ISBN: 9780393049121
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover

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Leah Beecher Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
This was my beach read this year. A very memorable story, set in current times in the deep south of North Carolina on a tobacco farm. A nineteen year old college kid who wants to be a force for social justice, starting in his own tight-knit home town. Things don't go well for Mike. It follows the lives of a Mexican family who have made their way to America as migrant workers. It examines both families. The good and bad. Centering on the beguiling Hermalinda. Then there is the strained rival rela [...]
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Frederick Bingham Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
This the story of two main characters. Michael Olive is a young man grown up in a North Carolina farming community. His father inherited a good piece of land from an eccentric local man. So his father is fairly wealthy and Michael is going to Duke University. Hermalinda is a Mexican girl. The story follows her and her family from her native village, to two border towns and finally to the same farming area as Olive. Her family are migrant workers on the Olive farm.Michael comes home for the summe [...]
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Dina Dec 12, 2018 - 11:32 AM
Overall good story about the plight of Mexican immigrants in southern America and one university student's attempt to improve their lifestyles. Eric Martin shows the prejudice just like it must really be in such a situation. I empathized with Hermelinda and Mike, and enjoyed the way the author made Harvey seem real by having him struggle with his conscience. It's a classic story of the loss of a friendship between two individuals due to the different classes they eventually belong to.I also like [...]
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Luck By Eric B. Martin Eric Martin Mike Olive returns to his hometown with a group of fellow Duke students to investigate the overall decline of tobacco farming as well as the use, and abuse, of Mexican migrant workers Determined to rid his town of corruption and bigotry, Mike makes the migrant workers his crusade, much to the consternation of his father and his neighbors Conflicts mount as he accuses farMike Olive returns to his hometown with a group of fellow Duke students to investigate the overall decline of tobacco farming as well as the use, and abuse, of Mexican migrant workers Determined to rid his town of corruption and bigotry, Mike makes the migrant workers his crusade, much to the consternation of his father and his neighbors Conflicts mount as he accuses farmers of rud crimes and falls in love with Hermalinda, the beautiful and remarkably self possessed daughter of one of his father s workers Mike s townie rival, the wickedly charming but fatefully doomed Harvey Dickerson, deftly challenges Mike s naive and nearly evangelical convictions Longstanding family rivalries and loyalties erupt into brutal violence that forever changes the town.From Hermalinda s rich and turbulent life on the Texas Mexico border and her conflicting feelings about her affair with the boss s son to Harvey s silver tongued philosophizing and Mike s well intentioned but woefully destructive actions, the complex community of this troubled southern town is vividly realized Luck is a compelling, incisive, and stunningly written novel Eric Martin is a unique and brilliant new voice in fiction.

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