This website uses cookies

Welcome! This website uses cookies to give the best, most relevant experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies, and agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use / EULA. The website is intended for adults 18 years of age or older or who are of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence. By accessing the website, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older.

At the Bottom of the River

Author:
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $10.00
Our Price: $1.75 USD
Qty Avail: 9


ISBN: 9780374527341
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
Language: English
Page Count: 82
Publication Date: 1/1/2000
Size: 8.26" l x 5.54" w x 0.33"
Series: N/A

Category Subject
Fiction General
Reading Jamaica Kincaid is to plunge, gently, into another way of seeing both the physical world and its elusive inhabitants. Her voice is, by turns, naively 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 her readers 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 familiar things - 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.

You May Also Like