Lucky’s by Andrew Pippos – Our Review – Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award 2021
ABIA Longlisted 2021 – Matt Richell for New Writer Award
Shortlisted for Miles Franklin Literary Award 2021
‘Lucky’s’ by Andrew Pippos is a wonderfully charming book, inspired by his own childhood memories spent growing up surrounded by family in a Greek Australian cafe.
Post war Australia, was filled with many migrants who brought with them a rich and diverse culture that we are still enjoying the spoils of today.
The two main characters are Lucky and Emily, Lucky is a resourceful Greek migrant who runs a restaurant that eventually becomes an iconic eatery.
Worlds collide when Emily travels, from the UK to Australia to interview Lucky from an article that she desperately needs to gain traction just as her marriage implodes and devastating family secrets are being exposed.
‘Lucky’s’ is the story of these two, a book about love, hardship, luck- both good and bad and the relationships that frame it all. With storylines so brilliantly intertwined it is makes for a magnificent Australian read.
Review by Lydia @ Great Escape Books