At the Bottom of the River

At the Bottom of the River

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 07/07/2022
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Synopsis

At the Bottom of the River is Jamaica Kincaid’s first published work, a selection of inter-connected prose poems told from the perspective of a young Afro-Caribbean girl.

Collecting pieces written for the New Yorker and the Paris Review between 1978 and 1982, including the seminal ‘Girl’, these stunning works announced a fully-formed, generational talent and firmly established the themes that Kincaid would continue to return to in her later work: the loss of childhood, the fractious nature of mother–daughter relationships, the intangible beauty of the natural world, and the striving for independence in a colonial landscape.

Powerful and lyrical, this is an unforgettable collection from a unique and necessary literary voice.

Part of the Picador Collection, a new series showcasing the best of modern literature.

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781529076783
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Weight: 82g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 7 mm

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