Meet Roslyn, the plucky divorcee eager for new beginnings. Meet Duncan, the British conman with a penchant for collecting ex-wives. Meet Floyd, the lovable, foul-mouthed contractor who can fix anyone's house except his own. Each drags behind a mess of family and friends, each desperately trying to be lucky. Are You Ready to be Lucky? mixes humour and heartbreak as the unruly Roslyn, Duncan, and Floyd relentlessly pursue happiness, trying again and again to get it right. In stunningly beautiful and energetic prose, Rosemary Nixon contemplates the chaos and absurdity of friendship, marriage, divorce, and betrayal and the astonishing complexities of luck and of love.
Rosemary Nixon's novel Kalila was longlisted for the 2012 ReLit Award and shortlisted for the Georges Bugnet Award. She is also the author of two short story collections, Mostly Country and The Cock's Egg. Nixon has judged numerous literary competitions and has taught creative writing at the University of Calgary, Canada, Sage Hill Writing Experience, and Anema-by-the-Sea in Greece. She has served as writer-in-residence for the University of Calgary Distinguished Writers Programme and the University of Windsor, Canada.