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A SMALL PLACE.

Kincaid, Jamaica.

ISBN 10: 0860682056 / ISBN 13: 9780860682059
Published by FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX. NY 1988, 1988
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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UNCORRECTED PROOF. Fine in plain dark green printed wrappers. (A few publisher's notes inked on front cover). Bookseller Inventory # 14503

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Title: A SMALL PLACE.

Publisher: FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX. NY 1988

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John

"If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . ."

So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up.

Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, A Small Place cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.

About the Author:

Jamaica Kincaid was born in St. Johns, Antigua. Her books include At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, and My Brother (all published by FSG). She lives with her family in Vermont.

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