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The coming-of-age story of one of Jamaica Kincaid's most admired creations

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 façade. 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' and Mariah's lives, she is also unraveling 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 clear-sightedness and ferocious integrity - a captivating heroine for our time.

©2002 Jamaica Kincaid (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • COLEMAN
  • 13-09-19

Coming of Age Story

Coming of Age Story of a teenage girl from the West Indies who comes to America to work for a rich white family. Lucy soon discovers the grass is not greener! Her love/hate relationship for her mother and her homeland and her forced realization of the truths she discovers about the family she works for fuel her cynicism of life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-10-20

Timeless.

This book is brilliant and I felt like it’s honesty hugged me with hope. We are lucky to have this book.

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  • 20-12-20

Excellent

Really enjoyed this book, the performance from Robin Miles was outstanding to say the least