Study Guide

Lucy: A Novel Characters

By Jamaica Kincaid

Lucy

Our gal Lucy is one critical thinker. She's constantly making judgments and assessments about...

Mariah

You've got to love Mariah. Or you could hate her. Lucy sure does a lot of both. Let's start with...

Peggy

Lucy first meets Peggy in the park and the two become buds and eventually even move in together....

Lewis

So Lewis is nothing more than Mariah's no-good, cheating, rabbit-killing (!) husband, right?...

Hugh

Hugh is the dude who Lucy meets at a party that Mariah and Lewis throw at their lake house....

Paul

Paul is one of Lucy's lovers whom she first meets at a party. Paul has a reputation as a perv, at...

Miriam

Miriam is the youngest child in Mariah's and Lewis's brood of kids. Miriam holds a special...

Louisa, May, & Jane

Louisa, May, and Jane are the three older (but still youngish) girls in the family for whom Lucy...

Maude Quick

Timothy Simon

Timothy Simon is Lucy's photographer boss at the secretary job she gets after she stops working...

The Maid

The maid works for Mariah and Lewis. From the get-go, she makes it clear that she's not thrilled...

Roland

Roland is a dude from Panama who sells Lucy a camera. Oh, and right after she buys the camera,...

Gus

Gus is a childhood friend of Mariah's whom Mariah, Lucy, and the kids meet up with when they...

Dinah

Dinah is Mariah's best friend who, uh, also happens to be having an affair with Mariah's husband...