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Lucy Summary
Jamaica Kincaid

Everything you need to understand or teach Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid.

  • Lucy Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 Lucy Lessons
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Lucy Summary

Plot Summary

LUCY is a novel or novella that concerns a year in the life of Lucy Josephine Potter, an émigré to the United States from a small island in the Caribbean. At nineteen, Lucy is to serve as an au pair in a large (unnamed) American city to Lewis and Mariah, a fairly well-to-do married couple with four little girls. Lucy is the book's main character and the events of her life in the United States and the West Indies, along with her external and internal reactions to those events, are the main subject of the book. Lucy is an extremely intelligent young woman, with a deep perceptiveness about the nature of other human beings. She easily sees through fake behavior and notices facts about others long before they realize it themselves. Lucy is also an incredibly angry person, as well as jealous, cynical, and jaded.

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