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At the bottom of the river

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New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, c1983.
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82 pages ; 22 cm.
FICTION Kincaid, J.


This collection is Jamaica Kincaid's earliest published writings: her inspired, lyrical short stories. These stories plunge the listener gently into another way of perceiving both the physical world and its elusive inhabitants. Her narrative is, by turns, naïvely whimsical and biblical in its assurance, and it speaks of what is partially remembered, partly divined. The memories often concern a childhood in the Caribbean-family, manners, and landscape-as distilled and transformed by Kincaid's special style and vision. Kincaid leads us to consider, as if for the first time, the powerful ties between mother and child, the beauty and destructiveness of nature, the gulf between the masculine and the feminine, the significance of such familiar things as a house, a cup, a pen. Transfiguring our human form and our surroundings-shedding skin, darkening an afternoon, painting a perfect place-these stories tell us something we didn't know, in a way we hadn't expected.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Kincaid, J. (1983). At the bottom of the river. New York, Farrar, Straus, Giroux.

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Kincaid, Jamaica. 1983. At the Bottom of the River. New York, Farrar, Straus, Giroux.

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Kincaid, Jamaica, At the Bottom of the River. New York, Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1983.

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Kincaid, Jamaica. At the Bottom of the River. New York, Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1983.

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