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Lucy (1990) [Novel]
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Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to North America to work as an au pair for Lewis and Mariah and their four children. Lewis and Mariah are a thrice-blessed couple--handsome, rich, and seemingly happy. Yet, almost at once, Lucy begins to notice cracks in their beautiful facade. With mingled anger and compassion, Lucy scrutinizes the assumptions and verities of her employers' world and compares them with the vivid realities of her native place. Lucy has no illusions about her own past, but neither is she prepared to be deceived about where she presently is.

At the same time that Lucy is coming to terms with Lewis's and Mariah's lives, she is also unravelling the mysteries of her own sexuality. Gradually a new person unfolds: passionate, forthright, and disarmingly honest. In Lucy, Jamaica Kincaid has created a startling new character possessed with adamantine clearsightedness and ferocious integrity--a captivating heroine for our time.

Original title: Lucy
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Lucy

Lucy (1990)
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Language: English

  • "Cool and fierce . . . The toughness and elegance of Kincaid's writing is all that one could want." Susanna Moore - The Washington Post Book World
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Lucy (1990)

ISBN: 0374527350

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