Lucy. By Jamaica Kincaid. First Edition, First Printing. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. New York, 1990.

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Jamaica Kincaid is an Antiguan-American author whose short fiction is widely anthologized and whose novels are critically acclaimed. She left Antigua for New York as a teen to work for a host family. This move was at the behest of her mother, but Kincaid quickly found her way out of her menial job and began writing. Her work is loosely autobiographical. She often toys with genre conventions. Her prose is rich yet accessible. Social and political commentary sometimes intercede where plot is limited. Her short story, “Girl”, is one of the most anthologized contemporary stories of the last 50 years. This novel, Lucy, is a prime example of her style. Its eponymous character follows a similar trajectory as the young Jamaica Kincaid, working for a rich American family as an immigrant and scrutinizing their marriage, their public facade, their privileged world. For any Kincaid collector, it is an essential volume.

This first edition, first printing is in near-fine condition. In the original half cloth boards, about-fine with only minor fading and foxing to boards. Text block fine. In the original dust jacket, near fine with only price clipped.

A near-fine first edition by Jamaica Kincaid.

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Lucy. By Jamaica Kincaid. First Edition, First Printing. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. New York, 1990.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 4 in