Lucy

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[United States]: Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2017.
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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’s 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.

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Unabridged.
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English
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9781504743303 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 150474330X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)

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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 faȧde. 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 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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Kincaid, J. (2017). Lucy. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Kincaid, Jamaica. 2017. Lucy. [United States]: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Kincaid, Jamaica, Lucy. [United States]: Blackstone Audio, Inc, 2017.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Kincaid, Jamaica. Lucy. Unabridged. [United States]: Blackstone Audio, Inc, 2017.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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