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The Autobiography of My Mother By J Kincaid

The Autobiography of My Mother

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Looking back on a seventy-year old West Indian woman's life and evoking the relationships that have given it meaning, this novel deals with such themes as sex, human relations, and the interplay of power and powerlessness - and how easy it is to fall from one into the other.

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The Autobiography of My Mother by J Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid's new novel is narrated by a seventy-year old West Indian woman looking back on her life and evoking the relationships that have given it meaning. Her themes are sex, human relations, and the interplay of power and powerlessness - and how easy it is to fall from one into the other. Her story, which begins at the height of imperialism and ends in the twilight of colonialism, abounds in the vivid characters, strong situations and pyrotechnic writing that make Jamaica Kincaid one of our most compelling novelists.

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GOR003049617
The Autobiography of My Mother by J Kincaid
J Kincaid
Used - Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1996-09-05
240
0099738414
9780099738411
Short-listed for IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1998 Short-listed for International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award 1998
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.