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Autobiography of My Mother

Autobiography of My Mother
Author: Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN 13: 9780452274662
ISBN 10: 452274664
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Plume
Publication Date: 1997-01-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
List Price: $15.00

Jamaica Kincaid's new novel is the haunting, deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, was delivered to his laundress as an infant, bundled up like his clothes. The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of a character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution evoked in startling and magical poetry.

Cathleen Schine

This is a shocking book. Elegantly and delicately composed, it is also inhuman, and unapologetically so. Jamaica Kincaid has written a truly ugly meditation on life in some of the most beautiful prose we are likely to find in contemporary fiction. -- New York Times