At The Bottom of the River

By: Kincaid, Jamaica

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Second Printing, as an alternative to the first edition. This copy has been SIGNED by Jamaica Kincaid on the title page. A beautiful copy of the author's first book - a magical collection of ten pieces. Jamaica Kincaid was born in St. John's, Antigua, in the West Indies. Dustjacket praise by Derek Walcott. Winner of the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Starts with her first published New Yorker fiction piece, "Girl," the story with which she felt she found her voice as a writer. An intense one-sentence, three-page story. "Girl" is the first story in the collection. It was originally released on June 26, 1978 in The New Yorker[3] and examines the struggles of growing up young and female on a post-colonial poor Caribbean island. "Girl" is series of instructions, warnings and advice given by a mother to her daughter on how to behave especially in the presence of men. The mother frets about her daughter maturing into a woman, reflective of Jamaica Kincaid’s own experiences growing up with her forceful mother in Antigua. The structure consists of a single sentence, punctuated by semi-colons, detailing the advice imparted from mother to daughter. The mother’s voice is predominant in the narrative, only interrupted twice by the daughter who makes a feigned attempt to defend herself.

Title: At The Bottom of the River

Author Name: Kincaid, Jamaica

Categories: Modern First Editions, Debut, Award Winner, Short Stories, Caribbean Author,

Edition: First Edition/Later Printing

Publisher: NY, FSG: 1983

ISBN Number: 374106606

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (price-clipped)

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 246

Keywords: 1ST EDITION