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At the Bottom of the River

Kincaid, Jamaica

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ISBN 10: 0374106606 / ISBN 13: 9780374106607
Published by Farrar Strauss Giroux, New York, 1983
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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First printing of first edition. Very Good in a Very Good+ dust jacket. Binding tight, sharp corners. Gift inscription on FEP. Some faint browning to both pastedowns and two vertical (production) creases to rear pastedown. Slight yellowing to top/bottom edges of price-clipped DJ. A minor ding to rear panel of jacket. No tears. A very attractive copy of author's first book. Bookseller Inventory # 36196

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Title: At the Bottom of the River

Publisher: Farrar Strauss Giroux, New York

Publication Date: 1983

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

Jamaica Kincaid's inspired, lyrical short stories

Reading 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.

About the Author:

Jamaica Kincaid 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. She lives with her family in Vermont.

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