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Lucy: A Novel (original 1990; edition 2002)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374527350, Paperback)
The coming-of-age story of one of Jamaica Kincaid's most admired creations--newly available in paperback
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, alomst 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.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:20:12 -0400)
Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to work for Lewis & Mariah as an au pair for their four children. As Lucy is coming to terms with her employer's lives, she is unraveling the mysteries of her own sexuality.
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