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At the Bottom of the River

At the Bottom of the River

(1983)
A novel by

 
Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction (nominee)
Jamaica Kincaid's inspired, lyrical short stories

Reading Jamaica Kincaid is to plunge, gently, into another way of seeing both the physical world and its elusive inhabitants. Her voice 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 her readers 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 familiar things--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.


 
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Hardback Editions

December 1983 : USA Hardback
Title: At the Bottom of the River
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0374106606 / 9780374106607 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

September 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: At the Bottom of the River
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0374527342 / 9780374527341 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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November 1997 : UK Paperback
Title: At the Bottom of the River
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0099268027 / 9780099268024 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 1992 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: At the Bottom of the River (Plume)
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0452267544 / 9780452267541 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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April 1979 : USA Paperback
Title: AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER (Aventura: The Vintage Library of Contemporary World Literatu)
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0394736834 / 9780394736839 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 1984 : UK Paperback
Title: At the Bottom of the River (Picador Books)
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0330285041 / 9780330285049 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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September 1984 : UK Paperback
Title: At the Bottom of the River (Picador Books)
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0330285157 / 9780330285155 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Kindle Editions

October 2000 : USA Kindle edition
Title: At the Bottom of the River
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   

 


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