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At the Bottom of the River

(1983)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)
Jamaica Kincaid's inspired, lyrical short stories

Reading Jamaica Kincaid is to plunge, gently, into another way of seeing both the physical world and its elusive inhabitants. Her voice 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 her readers 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 familiar things--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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Hardback Editions

December 1983 : USA Hardback
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Title: At the Bottom of the River
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-374-10660-6 / 978-0-374-10660-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

September 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: At the Bottom of the River
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-374-52734-2 / 978-0-374-52734-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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November 1997 : UK Paperback
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Title: At the Bottom of the River
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-09-926802-7 / 978-0-09-926802-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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November 1991 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: At the Bottom of the River (Plume)
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-452-26754-4 / 978-0-452-26754-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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April 1979 : USA Paperback
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Title: AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER (Aventura: The Vintage Library of Contemporary World Literatu)
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-394-73683-4 / 978-0-394-73683-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 1984 : UK Paperback

Title: At the Bottom of the River (Picador Books)
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-330-28515-7 / 978-0-330-28515-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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September 1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: At the Bottom of the River (Picador Books)
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-330-28504-1 / 978-0-330-28504-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Audio Editions

March 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: At the Bottom of the River
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 1-5047-4312-1 / 978-1-5047-4312-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: At the Bottom of the River
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 1-5047-4313-X / 978-1-5047-4313-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: At the Bottom of the River
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: At the Bottom of the River
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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March 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: At the Bottom of the River
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

October 2000 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: At the Bottom of the River
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA