9780374528744

Mr. Potter

ISBN 10: 0374528748 / 0-374-52874-8
ISBN 13: 9780374528744
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

Spending his days on the roads of the only towns he has ever known, illiterate taxi chauffeur Mr. Potter remembers the lives of his poor fisherman father and suicide victim mother, as well as his experiences with people from the outside world. Reprint.


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"The mood is somber, and the theme...may be depressing, but it's certainly valid. Which makes for a downer of a book....Disappointingly, too labored and self-conscious to achieve its ends."

Kirkus, 03/01/2002

Review:

"Though most of Kincaid's work is marked by her coldness of voice, MR. POTTER is sorrowful, almost warm....[T]his work, like so many of the best, strange, and challenging novels of the past two decades, falls between fiction and memoir....Kincaid's style in this novel is captivating, but it shows a self-consciousness about having a literary style that her previous novels hadn't had to this degree....Kincaid's prose carries within itself the sensation of how miraculous it is to her, to us, that she is literate, that, given the drift of history and where she came from, she became a writer at all."

Darryl Pinckney, New York Review of Books, 08/15/2002

 

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