Annie John (Paperback)

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The author of a prize-winning collection of short stories, At the Bottom of the River, presents her first novel, about a girl growing up in Antigua and her ambivalent but inescapable relationship with her mother. Reprint. *Author: Kincaid, Jamaica *Publication Date: 1997/05/01 *Number of Pages: 148 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.75 *Height: 8.50

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Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Mfg Part# 9780374525101
SKU 30052285
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0374525102
Release Date 4/10/2007
Author Info
Jamaica Kincaid
Born Elaine Potter Richardson, Kincaid retains her citizenship in her birthplace of Antigua. She traveled to New York as a young woman to be an au pair, though she says she prefers the word "servant." She began to write for the "Village Voice", and then began writing stories. The material in her first book, "At the Bottom of the River", was published first in "The New Yorker", for which she became a regular writer. In 1985 she and her husband Allen Shawn moved to Vermont with their baby daughter to teach at Bennington College. Kincaid has also been an instructor at Harvard, but severed her connection with "The New Yorker" in the 1990s.
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"Her work...conveys the mysterious power and childhood attachments to mother, father, and friends, and the adolescent beginnings of separation from them."
"She is a consummate balancer of feeling and craft. She takes not short or long cuts, breathes no windy pomposities: she contents herself with being direct."
"'Annie John' is technically a work of memory, but you read it as though it were written in the active past. That is one of the interesting things Kincaid can do with the voice of her narrator. Annie is talking about what happened when she was 10, 12, 15, then 16. The novel is constructed as a series of eight pointed episodes. You see her grow up. Incidents accumulate and the narrator, mesmerized by her observations, prolongs the moments being described and thus injects suspense into this tale of a restricted life and the need to rebel."
"In both ['Annie John' and 'Lucy'] the specter of the mother dominates. Viewed through the unforgiving lens of a daughter's disenchantment, the mother remains a strange figure, without her own actions or dialogue, a vessel filled with directed animosity."
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Annotation Jamaica Kincaid's short story cycle concerns an Antiguan girl as she begins to separate from her mother, form her own personality, and come of age.
Editors Note The author of a prize-winning collection of short stories, At the Bottom of the River, presents her first novel, about a girl growing up in Antigua and her ambivalent but inescapable relationship with her mother. Reprint. NYT.
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