The Lucky Ones is Julianne Pachico's haunting debut collection of stories. Set in lush, heady Colombia - and also in a jungle-like New York City - it brings together the fates of guerrilla soldiers, rich kids, rabbits, hostages, bourgeois expats, and drug dealers. Exploring what makes a victim and what makes a perpetrator, these stories show lives fatefully entwined, despite deep cultural divides.
Julianne Pachico was born in 1985 in Cambridge, -England. She grew up in Cali, Colombia, and has lived and worked abroad in various places, including Ecuador, Mexico and Indonesia. She is currently completing her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA. In 2015 she was long-listed for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award and had two stories anthologized in Salt Publishing's Best British Short Stories 2015. Her short stories have been published by The White Review, Lighthouse and Litro.