The story of a young girl who moves to the United States from the West Indies, Jamaica Kincaid’s novel Lucy is a moving snapshot of the coming-of-age story of a young artist. Yet, Kincaid’s novel also offers a fertile canvas onto which a new reading of an aromantic identity can be superimposed, providing a powerful critique of an amatonormative society.
This paper is one of the first to approach aromanticism in a literary context, and it will be appearing in the 2018 edition of Loyola Marymount University’s interdisciplinary journal Attic Salt. It is also the first place winner of the freshman/sophomore division of the Daniel T. Mitchel Memorial Essay Contest.
Click here to see my paper in Attic Salt (Coming Soon).