Shanthi Sekaran is a Berkeley author whose new novel Lucky Boy zooms in on two immigrant families who live right here in the Bay Area. It tells the story of two very different women as they strive to achieve their version of the American Dream.
Kavya, an Indian-American chef who lives a comfortable life in Berkeley, desperately wants to become a mother, while Soli, an undocumented housekeeper from Mexico, struggles to stay afloat. They’re brought together by a young child, a so-called “lucky boy” they both love. Sekaran came into KALW's studios to talk about tackling the subject of immigration.
Sekaran will be discussing Lucky Boy at the Berkeley Public Library North Branch on January 27.