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The autobiography of my mother

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From the recipient of the 2010 Clifton Fadiman Medal comes an unforgettable novel of one woman's courageous coming of age. Powerful, disturbing, and stirring, Jamaica Kincaid's novel is the deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, the daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, loses her mother to death the moment she is born and must find her way on her own. Jamaica Kincaid takes us from Xuela's childhood in a home where she can hear the song of the sea to the tin-roofed room where she lives as a schoolgirl in the house of Jack La Batte, who becomes her first lover. Xuela develops a passion for the stevedore Roland, who steals bolts of Irish linen for her from the ships he unloads, but she eventually marries an English doctor, Philip Bailey. Xuela's intensely physical world is redolent of overripe fruit, gentian violet, sulfur, and rain on the road. It seethes with her sorrow, her deep sympathy for those who share her history, her fear of her father, and her desperate loneliness. But underlying all is 'the black room of the world' that is Xuela's barrenness and life without a mother. The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution, evoked in startling and magical poetry.
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ISBN:
9780452274662
9781982435332
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 7, 9 Points
Lexile measure:
1160L
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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2024-05-21 02:10:58AM
Last Indexed2024-05-21 02:25:16AM

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2017
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Fiction
Literature -- Fiction
Self-acceptance -- Fiction
Women -- Dominica -- Fiction
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