An exhilarating novel about a group of students who take revenge on a wunderkind professor after she destroys one of their own - a story of collective drive to create, sabotage, and, ultimately, to love.
It doesn't take long for the students on Fielding campus to become obsessed with Hannah, Leslie, and Jimmy. The three graduate students are mysterious, inaccessible, and brilliant. Leslie, glamorous and brash, has declared that she wants to write erotica and make millions. Hannah is quietly confident, loyal, elegantly beautiful, and the person they all want to be; and Jimmy is a haunted genius with no past. After Simone - young, best-selling author and erstwhile model - shows up as a visiting professor, and after everything that happened with her, the trio only become more notorious.
Love. Death. Revenge. These age-old tropes come to life as the semesters unfold. The threesome came to study writing, to be writers, and this is the story they've woven together: of friendship and passion, of competition and envy, of creativity as life and death. Now, they submit this story, We Wish You Luck, for your listening pleasure.
“A seductive and tightly controlled literary revenge story. With a dash of The Secret History, We Wish You Luck is a wonderful, hypnotic novel about craft, narrative, and the stakes of literary production.” (Lydia Kiesling, author of The Golden State)
“We Wish You Luck is a thrilling tale, a puzzle that isn’t so much assembled as revealed by its crafty chorus of We. I loved watching the story unfold, and I loved never knowing if the collective impulse was to create or destroy. A smart, fun read.” (Lindsay Hunter, author of Eat Only When You’re Hungry and Ugly Girls)
“A coming-of-age story filled with fascinating, richly imagined characters, Zancan tells the story of writers and their intricate, at times darkly ruinous desires. It’s rare to describe a book about writing as ‘addictive,’ but that’s exactly what Zancan has done here.” (Hala Alyan, author of Salt Houses)