My Brother

Jamaica Kincaid

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Jamaica Kincaid's incantatory, poetic, and often shockingly frank recounting of her brother Devon Drew's life is also the story of her family on the island of Antigua, a constellation centered on the powerful, sometimes threatening figure of the writer's mother. Kincaid's unblinking record of a life that ended too early speaks volumes about the difficult truths at the heart of all families.
 
My Brother is a 1997 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

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"Controlled and fearless perfection."--Carolyn See, The Washington Post

"A sustained meditation on the grinding wheel of family, with mother always at the hub; on the countries of our past, both real and emotional, which we have fled and in which we have felt like strangers; on death as a devastating injury and dying as an irritating inconvenience . . . a memoir about death that portrays it as it is, not as we would have it be, as we so often tailor it both in memoir and fiction."--Anna Quindlen, The New York Times Book Review

"Visceral and wrenching, this is a memoir of mourning . . . Kincaid's revelations are both intoxicating and redeeming." -Renée Graham, The Boston Sunday Globe

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Work in Progress » Blog Archive » Jamaica Kincaid & Jonathan Galassi
Authors and Editors in Conversation Jonathan Galassi: Jamaica, this is your first novel in a decade. How has your writing changed in the intervening period and what have you been thinking about in terms of writing? Jamaica Kincaid: ?...
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Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid's books include At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, A Small Place, Lucy, and The Autobiography of My Mother. She lives in Vermont.

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My Brother
Jamaica Kincaid

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National Book Awards - Finalist

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
November 1998
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ISBN: 9781466828865
ISBN10: 1466828862
208 pages
$9.99

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks
November 1998
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ISBN: 9780374525620
ISBN10: 0374525625
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 208 pages
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