The Autobiography of My Mother

by Jamaica Kincaid | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0452274664 Global Overview for this book
Registered by quorcester of Chicopee, Massachusetts USA on 8/16/2003
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Journal Entry 1 by quorcester from Chicopee, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, August 16, 2003
The blurb on the back of the book:
"Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half Scot, half African father, grows up motherless in the care of her father's laundress. Haunted by loneliness and emotionally bereft, she is a child who revels in sensuality, rich colors, earthy smells, and silken textures. She will be seduced as a schoolgirl, enter into a passionate affair with a stevedore, and marry an English doctor whose first wife she is said to have poisoned. But it is Xuela's search for knowledge about her Carib mother that becomes her obsession. Piecing together a protrait of the woman she has never seen, she imagines her mother meeting her father, she imagines her life and her feelings, she imagines her as part of a dying race...and looks for herself within the picture in this most lush and enigmatic of Jamaica Kincaid's novels -- a stunning, spare, and magnificent work of art about race, sex, and love."

It's an excellent novel, in the same vein as Alice Walker and Tori Morrison.

Journal Entry 2 by quorcester at tag sale at my house in Chicopee, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, October 18, 2003
Released on Saturday, October 18, 2003 at tag sale at my house in Chicopee, Massachusetts USA.

Tag-saled at some ridiculously cheap price -- all just an excuse to try to get more people in my area into BC...hopefully it worked. We will see. :-)

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