At a glance:
- Author: Jamaica Kincaid
- First Published: 1990
- Type of Work: Novel
- Genres: Long fiction, Psychological fiction, Autobiographical fiction, Novel
- Subjects: 1960's, New York, North America or North Americans, Northeast, U.S., United States or Americans, Mothers, Parents and children, Caribbean, Colonialism, Colonies or colonization, New York City, Immigration or emigration, Multiculturalism, Photography or photographers, Servants
- Locales: United States, Great Lakes, North America, New York, New York
Lucy seems to take up where Annie John left off, and Lucy seems much like a slightly older, angrier Annie. The novel opens with Lucy’s arrival in New York, where she will care for the four little daughters of Lewis and Mariah.
From the first, Lucy’s affluent new surroundings feel foreign to her. Although she likes the family for whom she works, they call her “the Visitor” because she seems so distant from them. Lucy, though, has divorced herself from her past and has committed herself to her new land and the strange things (such as snow)...
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