The story of an ordinary man, his century, and his home: “Kincaid’s most poetic and affecting novel to date” (Robert Antoni, The Washington Post Book World)

Jamaica Kincaid’s first obssession, the island of Antigua, comes vibrantly to life under the gaze of Mr. Potter, an illiterate taxi chauffeur who makes his living along the roads that pass through the only towns he has ever seen and the graveyard where he will be buried. The sun shines squarely overhead, the ocean lies on every side, and suppressed passion fills the air.
Ignoring the legacy of his father, a poor fisherman, and his mother, who committed suicide, Mr. Potter struggles to live at ease amid his surroundings: to purchase a car, to have girlfriends, and to shake off the encumbrance of his daughters—one of whom will return to Antigua after he dies and tell his story with equal measures of distance and sympathy.

In Mr. Potter, Kincaid breathes life into a figure unlike any other in contemporary fiction, an individual consciousness emerging gloriously out of an unexamined life.

Genre: Sagas

Used availability for Jamaica Kincaid's Mr. Potter

Hardback Editions

July 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Mr Potter
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-7011-7372-6 / 978-0-7011-7372-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
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May 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mr. Potter
Author(s): kincaid-jamaica
ISBN: 0-676-97469-4 / 978-0-676-97469-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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May 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mr. Potter: A Novel
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-374-21494-8 / 978-0-374-21494-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

August 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mr. Potter
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-676-97470-8 / 978-0-676-97470-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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July 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mr Potter
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-09-944513-1 / 978-0-09-944513-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: Mr. Potter: A Novel
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-374-52874-8 / 978-0-374-52874-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Mr. Potter
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 1-5047-4347-4 / 978-1-5047-4347-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Mr. Potter
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 1-5047-4348-2 / 978-1-5047-4348-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mr. Potter
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Mr. Potter
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

July 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mr. Potter: A Novel
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA