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My Brother

 
 
 
 
My Brother
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN 13: 9780374525620
ISBN 10: 374525625
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 1998-11-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
List Price: $14.00
 
 

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.

Anna Quindlen

A sustained meditation on the grinding wheel of family, with mother always at the hub; on the countries of our past, both real and emotional, which we havd fled and in which we have felt like strangers. . . .a memoir about death that portrays it as it is, not as we would have it be, as we so often tailor it both in memoir and fiction. -- The New York TimesBook Review