Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid

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  • Title: Annie John
  • Author: Jamaica Kincaid
  • Category: Fiction
  • Date: June 1997
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780374525101

 

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Annie John is a haunting and provocative story of a younger woman rising up on the island of Antigua. A traditional coming-of-age story within the custom of The Catcher within the Rye and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Kincaid’s novel focuses on a common, tragic, and sometimes comedian theme: the lack of childhood. Annie’s voice—pressing, demanding to be heard—is one that won’t quickly be forgotten by readers. An adored solely little one, Annie has till lately lived an idyllic life. She is inseparable from her lovely mom, a strong presence, who’s the very middle of the little woman’s existence. Loved and cherished, Annie grows and thrives inside her mom’s benign shadow. Looking again on her childhood, she displays, “It was in such a paradise that I lived.” When she turns twelve, nevertheless, Annie’s life adjustments, in methods which might be usually mysterious to her. She begins to query the cultural assumptions of her island world; in school she instinctively rebels in opposition to authority; and most frighteningly, her mom, seeing Annie as a “younger woman,” ceases to be the supply of unconditional adoration and takes on the brand new and unfamiliar guise of adversary. At the top of her college years, Annie decides to depart Antigua and her household, however not with no measure of sorrow, particularly for the mom she as soon as knew and by no means ceases to mourn. “For I couldn’t make sure,” she displays, “whether or not for the remainder of my life I’d be capable to inform when it was actually my mom and when it was actually her shadow standing between me and the remainder of the world.” much less Farrar, Straus and Giroux ; June 1997 148 pages;

 

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