Autobiography of My Mother

Kincaid, Jamaica

ISBN 10: 0099738414 / 0-09-973841-4
ISBN 13: 9780099738411
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Jamaica Kincaid's new novel is narrated by a seventy-year old West Indian woman looking back on her life and evoking the relationships that have given it meaning. Her themes are sex, human relations, and the interplay of power and powerlessness - and how easy it is to fall from one into the other. Her story, which begins at the height of imperialism and ends in the twilight of colonialism, abounds in the vivid characters, strong situations and pyrotechnic writing that make Jamaica Kincaid one of our most compelling novelists.

"My mother died at the moment I was born, and so for my whole life there was nothing standing between myself and eternity," writes Jamaica Kincaid in this disturbing, compelling novel set on the island of Dominica. Born to a doomed Carib woman and a Scottish African policeman of increasing swagger and wealth, narrator Xuela spends a lifetime unanchored by family or love. She disdains the web of small and big lies that link others, allowing only pungent, earthy sensuality--a mix of blood and dirt and sex--to move her. Even answering its siren call, though, Xuela never loses sight of the sharp loss that launched her into the world and the doors through which she will take her leave.


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Autobiography of My Mother (ISBN: 0099738414 / 0-09-973841-4)
Kincaid, Jamaica
ISBN 10: 0099738414
ISBN 13: 9780099738411
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Book Description: Trafalgar Square 1996-09-26, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0099738414. Bookseller Inventory # HDT4104AUMM07182013H6089B

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