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My Brother (Signed First Edition)

Jamaica Kincaid

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ISBN 10: 0374216819 / ISBN 13: 9780374216818
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997
New Condition: New Hardcover
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New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux [1997]. First edition. First printing. Hardbound. New in dust jacket, a very fine/very fine copy in all respects. A pristine unread copy. Comes with acid-free mylar dust jacket protector. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Bookseller Inventory # Pig57

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Title: My Brother (Signed First Edition)

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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Synopsis:

Jamaica Kincaid's incantatory, poetic, and often shockingly frank recounting of her brother Devon Drew's life is also the story of her family on the island of Antigua, a constellation centered on the powerful, sometimes threatening figure of the writer's mother. Kincaid's unblinking record of a life that ed too early speaks volumes about the difficult truths at the heart of all families.

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Compassion only occasionally lightens the grim tone of Jamaica Kincaid's searing account of her younger brother Devon's 1996 death from AIDS. As in novels such as Annie John, Kincaid is ruthlessly honest about her ambivalence toward the impoverished Caribbean nation from which she fled, her restrictive family, and the culture that imprisoned Devon. That honesty, which includes chilling detachment from her brother's suffering, is sometimes alienating. But art has its own justifications. The bitter clarity of Kincaid's prose and the tangled, undeniably human feelings it lucidly dissects are justification enough.

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