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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date May 1, 1997
Pages 148
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374525101
ISBN-10 0374525102
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $13.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The author of a prize-winning collection of short stories, At the Bottom of the River, presents her first novel, about a girl growing up in Antigua and her ambivalent but inescapable relationship with her mother. Reprint. NYT. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Annie John is a haunting and provocative story of a young girl growing up on the island of Antigua. A classic coming-of-age story in the tradition of The Catcher in the Rye and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, Kincaid's novel focuses on a universal, tragic, and often comic theme: the loss of childhood. Annie's voice―urgent, demanding to be heard―is one that will not soon be forgotten by readers.

An adored only child, Annie has until recently lived an idyllic life. She is inseparable from her beautiful mother, a powerful presence, who is the very center of the little girl's existence. Loved and cherished, Annie grows and thrives within her mother's benign shadow. Looking back on her childhood, she reflects, "It was in such a paradise that I lived." When she turns twelve, however, Annie's life changes, in ways that are often mysterious to her. She begins to question the cultural assumptions of her island world; at school she instinctively rebels against authority; and most frighteningly, her mother, seeing Annie as a "young lady," ceases to be the source of unconditional adoration and takes on the new and unfamiliar guise of adversary. At the end of her school years, Annie decides to leave Antigua and her family, but not without a measure of sorrow, especially for the mother she once knew and never ceases to mourn. "For I could not be sure," she reflects, "whether for the rest of my life I would be able to tell when it was really my mother and when it was really her shadow standing between me and the rest of the world."



Editions
Hardcover
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from Hill & Wang Pub (March 1, 1985)
9780374105211 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $18.95
About: The theme of lost childhood remains constant in this short fictional narrative of rebellious Annie John's coming of age on the small island of Antigua
Paperback
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The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (May 1, 1997)
9780374525101 | details & prices | 148 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.00
About: The theme of lost childhood remains constant in this short fictional narrative of rebellious Annie John's coming of age on the small island of Antigua
Reissue edition from New Amer Library (May 1, 1986)
9780452263567 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $9.95
About: This coming of age story revolves around Annie John, a rebellious young girl who lives on the Caribbean island of Antigua
With London College of Information Technology (other contributor), Katie J. Steele | from New Amer Library (March 1, 1985)
9780452260160 | details & prices | List price $6.95
This edition also contains Introductory Jquery
About: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
CD/Spoken Word
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Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (July 5, 2016)
9781504743051 | details & prices | List price $24.95
About: Jamaica Kincaid presents a haunting and provocative story of a young girl growing up on the island of Antigua.
Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (July 5, 2016)
9781504743068 | details & prices | List price $19.95
About: Jamaica Kincaid presents a haunting and provocative story of a young girl growing up on the island of Antigua.
Cassette/Spoken Word
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from Airplay Inc (November 1, 1994)
9781885608017 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.00 × 1.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $18.95
About: Annie John, the headstrong, brilliant heroine of Jamaica Kincaid's bestseller is a child of Antigua but an adolescent of the whole world.
Reinforced
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from Demco Media (April 1, 1999)
9780606162661 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $20.15
About: The theme of lost childhood remains constant in this short fictional narrative of rebellious Annie John's coming of age on the small island of Antigua
from Demco Media (May 1, 1986)
9780606018005 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $14.30
About: This coming of age story revolves around Annie John, a rebellious young girl who lives on the Caribbean island of Antigua
Prebinding
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Reprint edition from Paw Prints (June 26, 2008)
9781439501399 | details & prices | 148 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $21.00
About: Jamaica Kincaid presents a haunting and provocative story of a young girl growing up on the island of Antigua.
from Turtleback Books (October 1, 1999)
9780613025034 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $24.55
About: The theme of lost childhood remains constant in this short fictional narrative of rebellious Annie John's coming of age on the small island of Antigua

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