At the Bottom of the River

ISBN-10: 0452267544
ISBN-13: 9780452267541
Edition: Reprint 
Authors: Jamaica Kincaid
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Description: Jamaica Kincaid's inspired, lyrical short storiesReading Jamaica Kincaid is to plunge, gently, into another way of seeing both the physical world and its elusive inhabitants. Her voice is, by turns, naively whimsical and biblical in its assurance,  More...

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Book details

List price: $9.95
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

Jamaica Kincaid's inspired, lyrical short storiesReading Jamaica Kincaid is to plunge, gently, into another way of seeing both the physical world and its elusive inhabitants. Her voice is, by turns, naively whimsical and biblical in its assurance, and it speaks of what is partially remembered partly divined. The memories often concern a childhood in the Caribbean--family, manners, and landscape--as distilled and transformed by Kincaid's special style and vision.Kincaid leads her readers to consider, as if for the first time, the powerful ties between mother and child; the beauty and destructiveness of nature; the gulf between the masculine and the feminine; the significance of familiar things--a house, a cup, a pen. Transfiguring our human form and our surroundings--shedding skin, darkening an afternoon, painting a perfect place--these stories tell us something we didn't know, in a way we hadn't expected.

Jamaica Kincaid, novelist, memoirist, & essayist, was born in St. John's, Antigua. Her books include At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, and My Brother, all published by FSG. She lives with her family in Vermont.

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At the Bottom of the River

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