Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid

"Lucy" is a novel centered on a young woman from the West Indies who becomes an au pair for a wealthy family in the United States. As she navigates her new life, she grapples with issues of identity, culture, and the lingering effects of colonialism. The novel explores themes of displacement, alienation, and the struggle to reconcile one's past with a new and different present. Throughout the story, the protagonist's experiences and reflections offer a profound commentary on the complexities of post-colonial identity.

The 3802nd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 135

Since this book was first published in 1990, there is a penalty of 25.6%. The age adjusted score is 100.44.

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