by Jamaica Kincaid
Told by a 70-year-old West Indian woman, as she looks back on her life, the newest novel from the author of Annie John and Lucy touches on the themes of sex, human relations, and the interplay of power and powerlessness. "Sensuous and funny, by turns compassionate and cruel."--Mary Gordon.
Jamaica Kincaid's new novel is the haunting, deeply charged story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica. Xuela Claudette Richardson, daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half-African father, was delivered to his laundress as an infant, bundled up like his clothes. The Autobiography of My Mother is a story of love, fear, loss, and the forging of a character, an account of one woman's inexorable evolution evoked in startling and magical poetry
Hardcover: 228 pages