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.


Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Jamaica Kincaid's Lucy

Hardback Editions

October 1991 : USA Hardback

Title: Lucy (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-8161-5201-2 / 978-0-8161-5201-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: G K Hall & Co
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1990 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lucy
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-224-03055-8 / 978-0-224-03055-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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September 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lucy
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-374-19434-3 / 978-0-374-19434-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

September 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lucy: A Novel
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-374-52735-0 / 978-0-374-52735-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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May 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lucy
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-330-31943-4 / 978-0-330-31943-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Lucy (Contemporary Fiction, Plume)
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-452-26677-7 / 978-0-452-26677-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lucy
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 1-5047-4326-1 / 978-1-5047-4326-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lucy Lib/E
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 1-5047-4325-3 / 978-1-5047-4325-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
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February 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Lucy
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 1-5047-4327-X / 978-1-5047-4327-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lucy
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Lucy
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lucy
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lucy
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

September 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lucy: A Novel
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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