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At the Bottom of the River

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A collection of stories which plunges the reader into an intensely physical world, partly remembered, partly divined: a childhood in the Caribbean, ... Show synopsis

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  • At the Bottom of the River (Farrar Straus Giroux) – Trade paperback (2000)
    by Jamaica Kincaid

    At the Bottom of the River

    Trade paperback, Farrar Straus Giroux
    2000
    English
    96 pages

    ISBN: 0374527342
    ISBN-13: 9780374527341

    Jamaica Kincaid's inspired, lyrical short stories 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 ... Show more

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carrie

bottoming out

by carrie on Jun 21, 2007

An interesting book... There are some interesting mind pictures here, but it seemed as if the person was on drugs when she wrote it, and yet she wasn't. You need to read it through a few times to truly try and grasp what is being said. Definitely a mother/daughter relationship in most of the stories. Had to read it for an English class. Glad it was a short book. Seeing runon sentences in print and being marked with points off for having them in my own paper seemed rather like a double standard...

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