Lucy, go see.


Winner of the 2019 Eric Hoffer DaVinci Eye

2019 New Generation Indie Books Award Finalist, Inspirational Fiction 

2018 American Book Fest BEST BOOK AWARDS Finalist, Women’s Issues

It occurred to her that perhaps the reason she liked being a foreigner was because she had always felt like one, starting right there in her own hometown, and at least being one in another country made sense.

–Marianne Maili, Lucy, go see.

“For Lucy Pilgrim, who craves adventure, modeling is the far-off dream and ticket to freedom out of rural Iowa. From New York and Chicago to Japan and Barcelona, Lucy finds herself navigating the industry and her power as a woman simultaneously, coming into her own […]With a last name like Pilgrim, Lucy is bound to set out on a journey, one that happens to be both physical and existential. […] This insightful, relatable novel examines a young woman’s journey of self-discovery, sexuality, and womanhood.”

–Gabrielle Tutino, The US Review of Books.

“An intriguing tale.”

–Kirkus Reviews

“The moral of Lucy’s odyssey is an important one.”

–Jane Rosenberg La Forge, American Book Review

“Is this a novel, or a long love letter to the world, to self, to relationship, to hope for relationship?”

–Angela Jones, writer and editor

“This, indeed, “intriguing tale,” is an exploration told by a beautiful young head-strong woman who leaves her family in Iowa to travel the world as an international model, revealing that world and the world to us with poetry, poignancy, the requisite naivete, and most of all, with humor.” 

–Réal Fillion, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Laurentian University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

“[…]inspiring for women who want to follow their dreams and have the courage to do so. »

–Jane McCann Koerbel, reader

“I haven’t read any other novels that capture this mindset, and I was so excited to finally read something that was so relatable and honest. From the moment Lucy walked into her first agent meeting, to her first modeling gig abroad, to the relationships and struggles she comes across in between, Lucy was the friend I needed these past few months inside my millennial brain. »

–Kelsey N. Carlisle, actress and cinematographer

The use of vivid imagery and expert storytelling made me feel like I was right there, that I know Lucy, and that we would be friends. Just by knowing her, I feel more brave and light. I feel passionate and feminine. And a little more wise, too. »

–Rachelle Lynne Baetz, scholar and reader

“When we think of international models we can’t help bringing to mind the usual clichés. However, in Lucy, go see., we are confronted with a funny, philosophical, curious, beautiful woman who explodes those preconceived ideas.”

–Patricia Killeen, commentator, World Radio Paris

“The novel celebrates [Lucy’s] jouissance of life “

–Jaleel Akhtar, author of Toni Morrison and the New Black

Lucy Pilgrim is as her name evokes: light and travel. A rebellious and whimsical young woman, she leaves her rural Iowa home to embark on an international modeling career. Her adventures take her from New York to Tokyo, Barcelona, Hong Kong, and finally Paris before bringing her back to her roots and cumbersome family secrets. Lucy, go see. is the story of an initiatory quest, a journey that leads Lucy toward freedom, and the acceptance of her past and her desires. 

Illustrations by Maili are interspersed throughout the novel (color/hardcover, in black and white/paperback).

369 pages, 25 illustrations

ISBN-13 :  978-0-999631-0-3

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Paperback copy + domestic shipping = 24$ (international shipping price is 33$)

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