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978-0-606-29991-6 / 9780606299916

The Autobiography Of My Mother

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Publisher:Demco Media

Language:English

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In The Autobiography of My Mother, Jamaica Kincaid's disturbing, compelling novel set on the island of Dominica, she writes, "My mother died at the moment I was born, and so for my whole life there was nothing standing between myself and eternity." Born to a doomed Carib woman and a Scottish African policeman of increasing swagger and wealth, narrator Xuela spends a lifetime unanchored by family or love. She disdains the web of small and big lies that link others, allowing only pungent, earthy sensuality--a mix of blood and dirt and sex--to move her. Even answering its siren call, though, Xuela never loses sight of the sharp loss that launched her into the world and the doors through which she will take her leave. --Alex Freeman

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