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Autobiography of My Mother Paperback – Jan 24 1997

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Plume; Reprint edition (Jan. 24 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452274664
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452274662
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.7 x 20.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,691,259 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"My mother died at the moment I was born, and so for my whole life there was nothing standing between myself and eternity," writes Jamaica Kincaid in this disturbing, compelling novel set on the island of Dominica. Born to a doomed Carib woman and a Scottish African policeman of increasing swagger and wealth, narrator Xuela spends a lifetime unanchored by family or love. She disdains the web of small and big lies that link others, allowing only pungent, earthy sensuality--a mix of blood and dirt and sex--to move her. Even answering its siren call, though, Xuela never loses sight of the sharp loss that launched her into the world and the doors through which she will take her leave.

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Kincaid, who triumphed with novels like Annie John ( LJ 4/1/85), here tells the story of a 70-year-old West Indian woman who looks back over the relationships that enriched her life. The 75,000-copy first printing shows that the publisher expects this work to go far.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.

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