Lucy: A Novel
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.
|Grouped Work ID||2f1f0ad5-3882-b3dd-5fbf-eba63a92ec3a|
|Grouping Author||kincaid jamaica|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-12-08 23:55:05PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-12-09 00:56:14AM|
|available_at_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|detailed_location_catalog||Main Library - Adult Fiction|
Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to America to work as an au pair for a wealthy couple. She begins to notice cracks in their beautiful façade at the same time that the mysteries of own sexuality begin to unravel. Jamaica Kincaid has created a startling new heroine who is destined to win a place of honor in contemporary fiction.
|isbn||9780374194345, 9780452266773, 9781466828858|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Main Kids, Main Library|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000046995|Book|Books||English|Farrar, Straus & Giroux,|1990.|163 p. ; 21 cm., overdrive:cbc4d414-c942-4fb1-84f3-af3ac30c1165|eBook|eBook||English|Farrar, Straus and Giroux|2002||
|subject_facet||West Indian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Women domestics -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction|
|title_full||Lucy / Jamaica Kincaid, Lucy A Novel|
|topic_facet||Fiction, Literature, West Indian Americans, Women domestics|