Lucy Lurie is the victim of an act of terrible sexual violence that devastates her life. She becomes obsessed with the author John Coetzee, the man who wrote the scene of violence in which she was attacked. The Lucy in his novel is passive and almost entirely lacking agency. Lucy means to right the record, for she is the lacuna that Coetzee left in his novel - the missing piece of the puzzle. Lucy plans to put herself back in the story, to assert her agency and identity. For Lucy Lurie will be no man's lacuna. Author of "Now Following You."