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ISBN13: 9780374525620
ISBN10: 0374525625
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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 ed too early speaks volumes about the difficult truths at the heart of all families.

Jamaica Kincaid was born in St. John's, Antigua. Her books include At the Bottom of the River, Annie John, Lucy, A Small Place, The Autobiography of My Mother, My Brother, My Garden (Book), Talk Stories (a collection of her New Yorker writings), and My Favorite Plant (a collection of writings on gardens, which she edited). In 2000 she was awarded the Prix Fémina Étranger for My Brother. She lives with her family in Vermont.
Jamaica Kincaid's brother Devon Drew died of AIDS on January 19, 1996, at the age of thirty-three. Kincaid's incantatory, poetic, and often shockingly frank recounting of her brothers life and death is also a story of her family on the island of Antigua, a constellation centered on the powerful, sometimes threatening figure of the writers mother. My Brother is an unblinking record of a life that ended too early, and it speaks volumes about the difficult truths at the heart of all families.
"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, at its core the death of Kincaids brother Devon Drew . . . The sheer nakedness of Kincaid's revelations is both intoxicating and redeeming. And in rubbing her hands over the sharp, unchecked edges of her life and her family, she has fashioned a memoir of unsparing honesty."—Renée Graham, The Boston Sunday Globe

Synopsis:

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 ed too early speaks volumes about the difficult truths at the heart of all families.

Synopsis:

Jamaica Kincaid's incantatory, poetic, and often shockingly frank recounting of her brother's life and death is also the story of her family on the island of Antigua. "Visceral and wrenching, this is a memoir of mourning . . . Kincaid's revelations are both intoxicating and redeeming".--Renee Graham, "The Boston Sunday Globe".

About the Author

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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Max, August 30, 2012 (view all comments by Max)
Kincaid's combination of lyrical prose and brutal honesty makes for a voice that is uniquely hers. This memoir of her brother's death of AIDS is completely unsentimental, at times verging on harsh, but only in the very best way. Kincaid writes truly about death, disease, and poverty in the post-colonial landscape of Antigua. Mixed in with her brother's death we see scenes of Kincaid's childhood, as she beautifully unfolds a tale of a brother she did not know. I can't stop thinking about this book, I feel a bit haunted to tell the truth. My Brother is the kind of book you want all your friends to read, so that you have other people to puzzle over it with you.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374525620
Author:
Kincaid, Jamaica
Publisher:
Noonday Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Sociology - Marriage & Family
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Caribbean area
Subject:
Siblings
Subject:
Ethnic & Tribal
Subject:
Rastafari movement
Subject:
Novelists, Antiguan
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
BIO026000
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Kincaid, Jamaica - Family
Subject:
Novelists, Antiguan -- Family relationships.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 122B
Publication Date:
19981131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.26 x 5.49 x 0.55 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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 ed too early speaks volumes about the difficult truths at the heart of all families.

"Synopsis" by , Jamaica Kincaid's incantatory, poetic, and often shockingly frank recounting of her brother's life and death is also the story of her family on the island of Antigua. "Visceral and wrenching, this is a memoir of mourning . . . Kincaid's revelations are both intoxicating and redeeming".--Renee Graham, "The Boston Sunday Globe".
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