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  • Publisher : MACMILLAN USA; Reprint edition (7 May 2013)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 228 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0374531870
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0374531874
  • Dimensions : 13.79 x 1.7 x 20.98 cm
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"Fierce, incantory . . . lyrical . . . powerful and disturbing." --Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

"Kincaid, always an elegant stylist, makes this story of a simple woman extraordinary . . . filling her prose with rich, poetic detail . . . An unforgettable account of singular survival." --San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

"A book that comes both to haunt and to dazzle us . . . [Kincaid] writes like an angel: with enviable lucidity and precision and a lyric touch that frequently aspires to the condition of poetry." --Boston Sunday Globe

About the Author

Jamaica Kincaid was born in St. John's, Antigua. Her books include At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, Lucy, The Autobiography of My Mother, and My Brother. She lives with her family in Vermont.

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