Emma's Luck Synopsis

Emma lives alone in a big farmhouse with her animals for company: she talks to her chickens, cuddles up to her pigs in the sty and caresses her cows. But she also must make a living from her livestock, selling meat and making sausages. For Emma, it's all part of a natural process, and she does her best to give the pigs a short and sweet death, having developed her very own way of killing her pigs most tenderly. For all her happiness on the farm, there are two things in Emma's life she desperately wants: money to save her farm, which is deeply in debt, and a man. One night, she is woken by a crash. In her field, she finds a wrecked Ferrari. and in it, an unconscious man - with an enormous amount of cash. It looks like Emma's prayers have been answered - but have they? Will the mysterious Max adapt to rural life, or will his past come back to haunt them?

Emma's Luck Press Reviews

'Take on the challenge of reading this book with dry eyes!' * U Magazine * 'The myth of the bucolic idyll . . . Emma's Luck presents . . . the fortunes of solitary farm girl Emma who longs for a man to join her happy family of contented chickens, loving pigs and generous cows' * Observer *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780719521010
Publication date: 16th April 2009
Author: Claudia Schreiber, Anthea Bell
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Claudia Schreiber, Anthea Bell

Claudia Schreiber lives and works in Cologne. Emma's Luck is her first novel.

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