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The Autobiography of My Mother

Kincaid, Jamaica

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ISBN 10: 0374107319 / ISBN 13: 9780374107314
Edité par Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1996
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Fine Hardcover
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First Edition (first printing). The third novel by the author of AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER, the story of a woman who was the daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father -- set on the island of Dominca. Fine/Fine. Signed by Kincaid on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 14942

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Titre : The Autobiography of My Mother

Éditeur : Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Date d'édition : 1996

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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Synopsis :

Narrated by an elderly West Indian woman looking back on her life, a story beginning at the height of imperialism and ending as colonialism fades deals with sex, human relations, and the interplay of power and powerlessness. By the author of Annie John. 75,000 first printing. Tour.

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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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