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Title:
The autobiography of my mother
Author:
Kincaid, Jamaica.
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Publication Information:
New York : Plume, 1997.

©1996
Physical Description:
228 pages ; 21 cm
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1160 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.0 9.0 70607.
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ISBN:
9780452274662
Format :
Book

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A seventy-year-old West Indian woman looks back over the course of her life and examines the relationships that have given meaning to her existence.


Author Notes

Jamaica Kincaid came to the United States in 1966 as a free-lance writer and is now on staff at the New Yorker. Her first volume of stories, At the Bottom of the River (1983), depicts men and women alienated from each other by conflict, physical separation, or death. The story "My Mother" vividly describes the painful separation between mother and daughter; and the stories in Annie John (1985) clearly reveal that the world of the past cannot be recaptured. Kincaid's poetic use of language and everyday images allows the reader to experience ordinary events with a new and heightened sensitivity. Kincaid is a relatively new writer whose works are beginning to receive critical attention.

(Bowker Author Biography) Jamaica Kincaid, novelist, memoirist, & essayist, 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, all published by FSG. She lives with her family in Vermont.

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