- Explore more great deals on thousands of titles in our Deals in Books store.
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Lottery Hardcover – August 2, 2007
|New from||Used from|
"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Pre-order today
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Special offers and product promotions
From Publishers Weekly
Perry Crandall has an IQ of 76, but is not retarded, as he'll have you know: his IQ would need to be less than 75 for that, and he knows the difference even if others may not. Perry, the 32-year-old narrator of Wood's warm-fuzzy debut, has worked at the same marine supply store for half his life and lives with his wisecracking grandmother Gram, whose gems of folk wisdom help him along. But when Gram dies, Perry's selfish, money-grubbing family members swoop in and swindle him out of the proceeds from the sale of her house—and then come a-knocking again when Perry wins $12 million in the Washington State Lottery. Suddenly everyone is paying attention to Perry, but who can he trust? Even his friends from the marine supply store behave differently, and on top of everything else, Perry finds himself falling for convenience store clerk Cherry, who has problems of her own. Despite his family's shenanigans and sinister maneuverings, Perry holds his own and discovers abilities he didn't know he had. The wisdoms here run more cute than deep, but Wood's light humor and likable narrator should have mass appeal. (Aug.)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
"Patricia Wood's debut novel tickles your funny bone, tugs your heartstrings, and redefines the word 'fortunate' all at once." -"Redbook" "[An] irresistible debut novel about what makes people good or bad, smart or stupid." -"Good Housekeeping"
aA wonderful first novela]profoundly lovable.a
aA memorable character whose voice and world linger in oneas imagination.a
a"Lottery" is a winner.a
aA winning narrator.a
aMuch more than a novel about a windfall affecting a simple soulaitas a book about a stupendous event affecting a great number of people, especially the reader.a
A wonderful first novel profoundly lovable.
A memorable character whose voice and world linger in one s imagination.
"Lottery" is a winner.
A winning narrator.
It s memorable.
It s wonderful.
It s irresistible.
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.
?A wonderful first novel?profoundly lovable.?
?A memorable character whose voice and world linger in one's imagination.?
?"Lottery" is a winner.?
?A winning narrator.?
?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.?
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
It describes how his adult siblings, who at the beginning of the book want nothing to do with him, systematically take advantage of him. While reading this I got angrier and angrier as the book progressed until I reached the end.
Without giving away the whole plot, the book made me look at life anew. What do we need to be happy in this life? What makes one a good person or a bad? How do we look at the mentally handicapped people? Do we dismiss them as not important? Do we take them seriously, like Perry's friends do, or do we ignore them as his family did before Perry won the lottery.
I got very involved while reading the book. I cheered and blessed Perry's friend and grandma, I cursed his siblings and ached for Perry's inability to stop them from doing their worst.
It is a good read. Any book that makes us think and re evaluate our actions and opinions is a good book. Patricia Wood's "Lottery" does all that.
Perry L Crandall is thirty one, holds down a job at a boat store, lives with his Gram and is slow...NOT retarded.....slow. This is a very important fact to Perry whose simplicity of heart makes this novel radiate.
When his Gram dies, Perry is left homeless as his greedy, lawyer cousin-brothers swindle his home and money that grandmother left specifically to Perry. But Perry L Crandall(the L for Lucky) has a few genuine friends that aid him. Gary, his boss, gives him the apartment on top the shop to live in. Keith, a broken down Vietnam vet, provides him with transportation and friendship. Perry is very happy.
Gram and Perry always bought lottery tickets each week. This routine is continued by Perry and one day he purchases the winning ticket worth $12,000,0000.
Now, Perry, usually shunned by people, is suddenly the most popular person in Everett, WA. People from all over the world write begging for money. His brother's desperately want power of attorney over Perry's interests. Offers come pouring in to help him invest the winnings. Strangers fight to meet him. Perry is very confused by the rapid events that follow and could easily drown in the undertow of other's greed. Does Perry weather this roiling financial storm or is he drug under by the greed of others?
Ms. Woods writes in the cadence of Perry's thoughts. His simplistic view of life. His respect for the ocean, boats, nature, and people. His love of Hershey's Kisses. The flow is so lovely while the story is sometimes torturous as readers fear Perry will fall victim to the vultures that circle relentlessly.
Beautifully composed the book is enlightening, uplifting, and compelling. Also shocking. You will be very surprised by the ending.
A most excellent read!