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At the Bottom of the River

By Jamaica Kincaid
Narrated by Robin Miles / 2 hours 15 minutes

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.

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Author
Narrator Robin Miles
ISBN 9781504743174
Length 2 hours 15 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #57,352 Overall
Genre Rank #17,637 in Fiction & Literature
 

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