If you love a coming of age story, if you appreciate a beautifully constructed sentence, if you want to read something as quick as it is poignant, this book is for you. 19-year-old Lucy moves from her home in the Caribbean to America, where she works as an au pair for a wealthy family and approaches her life with them with various degrees of cynicism, compassion, and quiet rage. Lucy is a compelling, insightful, narrator, and Kincaid delivers her narration in some of the most astonishing prose I have read.
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 4th, 2002