The Autobiography of My Mother. Inscribed by Jamaica Kincaid. First Edition, First Printing. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. New York, 1996.

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Jamaica Kincaid is an Antiguan-American author whose short fiction is widely anthologized and whose novels are critically acclaimed. She left Antigua for New York as a teen to work for a host family. This move was at the behest of her mother, but Kincaid quickly found her way out of her menial job and began writing. Her work is loosely autobiographical. She often toys with genre conventions. Her prose is rich yet accessible. Social and political commentary sometimes intercede where plot is limited. Her short story, “Girl”, is one of the most anthologized contemporary stories of the last 50 years. In The Autobiography of My Mother, Kincaid’s most quintessential qualities are on full display. It is the narrative of a Caribbean orphan who carves a life for herself while logically imagining the story of her deceased mother. Rich in language and character, The Autobiography of My Mother is one of Kincaid’s best works.

This first edition is inscribed by Jamaica Kincaid to Bob Edwards, the Peabody Award-winning radio journalist. It is in fine condition. In the original full cloth boards, fine. Text block fine. In the original dust jacket, fine.

A fine inscribed first edition by Jamaica Kincaid with notable provenance.

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The Autobiography of My Mother. Inscribed by Jamaica Kincaid. First Edition, First Printing. Farrar, Straus, Giroux. New York, 1996.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in