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The Autobiography of My Mother

A Novel

The Autobiography of My Mother( )
Author: Kincaid, Jamaica
Series title:FSG Classics Ser.
ISBN:978-0-374-53187-4
Publication Date:May 2013
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $16.00
Book Description:

From the recipient of the 2010 Clifton Fadiman Medal, an unforgettable novel of one woman's courageous coming-of-age

Powerful, disturbing, stirring, Jamaica Kincaid's novel is the deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, the daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, loses her mother to death the moment she is born and must find her way on her own. Kincaid takes us from Xuela's...
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Book Details
Pages:240
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Fantasy / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.34 x 8.32 x 0.65 Inches
Book Weight:0.484 Pounds
Author Biography
Kincaid, Jamaica (Author)
Jamaica Kincaid came to the United States in 1966 as a free-lance writer and is now on staff at the New Yorker. Her first volume of stories, At the Bottom of the River (1983), depicts men and women alienated from each other by conflict, physical separation, or death. The story "My Mother" vividly describes the painful separation between mother and daughter; and the stories in Annie John (1985) clearly reveal that the world of the past cannot be recaptured. Kincaid's poetic use of language and everyday images allows the reader to experience ordinary events with a new and heightened sensitivity. Kincaid is a relatively new writer whose works are beginning to receive critical attention.

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