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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jamaica Kincaid Narrator: Robin Miles Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2017 ISBN: 9781504743280
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brilliant…Lucy confirms Ms. Kincaid as a both a daughter of Bronte and Woolf and her own inimitable self.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Beautifully precise prose…Leaves the reader with the unforgettable experience of having met a ferociously honest woman on her own uncompromising terms.”

    New York Times

  • “Spare, sure-footed…An austere and beautiful short novel. Lucy is the perfect vehicle for Kincaid’s complex blend of toughness and vulnerability, cold insights about class and color cut through with a sun-warmed sense of mother and place.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A slim book but Kincaid has crafted it with a spare elegance that has brilliance in its very simplicity.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Strong in style and substance, dazzling with its sharp-edged prose, this is a novel no one should miss.”

    Library Journal

  • “[Lucy] is stunningly frank and indomitable, firmly following her path to wisdom. Kincaid continues to hone the poetic style of her acclaimed novel Annie John. Her prose is sensual, surprising, vibrant, and candid. Her characters are deep wells of emotions that we can draw from again and again.”

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About the Author

Jamaica Kincaid, a finalist for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 2017, is the author of short stories, novels, and nonfiction. Her 2013 novel See Now Then was a New York Times bestseller. She was born in St. John’s and is a former reporter for the New Yorker magazine.

About the Narrator

Robin Miles began her audiobook narration in 1994 covering many different genres and has won twenty-nine AudioFile Earphones awards. In 2014 she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in the Inspirational/Faith-Based Nonfiction category. Her film and television credits include The Last Days of Disco, Primary Colors, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order, New York Undercover, National Geographic’s Tales from the Wild, All My Children, and One Life to Live. She regularly gives seminars to members of SAG and AFTRA actors’ unions, and in 2005 she started Narration Arts Workshop in New York City, offering audiobook recording classes and coaching. She holds a BA degree in Theater Studies from Yale University, an MFA in acting from the Yale School of Drama, and a certificate from the British American Drama Academy in England.