At the Bottom of the River

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.25 hours)
Product Number: Z100118473
Released: Mar 14, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504743167
Narrator/s: Robin Miles
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This collection is Jamaica Kincaid's earliest published writings: her inspired, lyrical short stories.These stories plunge the listener gently into another way of perceiving both the physical world and its elusive inhabitants. Her narrative is, by turns, naively whimsical and biblical in its assurance, and it speaks of what is partially remembered, partly divined. The memories often concern a childhood in the Caribbean-family, manners, and landscape-as distilled and transformed by Kincaid's special style and vision.Kincaid leads us to consider, as if for the first time, the powerful ties between mother and child, the beauty and destructiveness of nature, the gulf between the masculine and the feminine, the significance of such familiar things as a house, a cup, a pen. Transfiguring our human form and our surroundings-shedding skin, darkening an afternoon, painting a perfect place-these stories tell us something we didn't know, in a way we hadn't expected.

Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Original Publish Date: Mar 14, 2017

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Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Product Number EB00103280
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781466837799

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