“I PERSONALLY DON’T SEE THE POINT OF BEING IN BUSINESS WITH CHICKENS IF YOU AREN’T GONNA BE NICE TO THEM.”
~LUCINDA MAE WATKINS
Lucinda Mae Watkins—of the “Edison, Mississippi, fried chicken royalty”—is incensed when her dead daddy’s former business partner, Big Doodle Dayton, accuses her dad of being the mastermind behind a drug ring at the local Chicken Palace fried chicken joint. Lucinda jumps on the train with her best friend Erick, determined to confront Big Doodle at the Chicken Palace convention in Chicago. Thrilled to be out of Mississippi for only the second time in her life, she’s enjoying her trip—particularly good-looking Augie Green who she meets on the train—until she discovers her own words might have indicted her dad.
Ellen Morris Prewitt’s debut novel TRACKING HAPPINESS: A SOUTHERN CHICKEN ADVENTURE is the exuberant story of a young woman’s cross-country journey to exonerate her dad from an exploding drug scandal, while hopefully figuring out the secret to happiness along the way. Join Lucinda on the wildest—if slightly ribald—adventure of her life.