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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date September 1, 2002
Pages 176
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374527358
ISBN-10 0374527350
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $14.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Lucy, a nineteen-year-old girl from the West Indies, comes to North America to work as an au pair and observes the unhealthy realities of the seemingly happy family that employs her, in a new edition of the acclaimed coming-of-age novel. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

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.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374194345
 
Large print edition from G K Hall & Co (October 1, 1991)
9780816152018 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $19.95
About: Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to work as an au pair for a wealthy American couple, discovering the dark side behind their facade of happiness as she also awakens to her own sexuality
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 1, 1990)
9780374194345 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $17.95
About: Lucy, a teenage girl from the West Indies, comes to work as an au pair for a wealthy American couple, discovering the dark side behind their facade of happiness as she also awakens to her own sexuality
Paperback
Book cover for 9780374527358 Book cover for 9780452266773
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (September 1, 2002)
9780374527358 | details & prices | 176 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Lucy, a nineteen-year-old girl from the West Indies, comes to North America to work as an au pair and observes the unhealthy realities of the seemingly happy family that employs her, in a new edition of the acclaimed coming-of-age novel.
from Plume (October 1, 1991)
9780452266773 | details & prices | 3.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $11.95
About: Lucy, a nineteen-year-old girl from the West Indies, comes to North America to work as an au pair and observes the unhealthy realities of the seemingly happy family that employs her
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781504743266 Book cover for 9781504743273
 
Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (October 11, 2016)
9781504743266 | details & prices | List price $29.95
About: The coming-of-age story of one of Jamaica Kincaid's most admired creations.
Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (October 11, 2016)
9781504743273 | details & prices | List price $29.95
About: The coming-of-age story of one of Jamaica Kincaid's most admired creations.

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