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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication date April 1, 2000
Pages 81
Binding Paperback
Edition 1 reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780374527075
ISBN-10 0374527075
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.30 lbs.
Original list price $13.00
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
The author of such books as At the Bottom of the River and My Brother returns to Antigua, the ten-by-twelve mile Caribbean island where she grew up, to explore the effects of colonialism. Reprint.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

A brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua--by the author of Annie John

"If you go to Antigua as a tourist, this is what you will see. If you come by aeroplane, you will land at the V. C. Bird International Airport. Vere Cornwall (V. C.) Bird is the Prime Minister of Antigua. You may be the sort of tourist who would wonder why a Prime Minister would want an airport named after him--why not a school, why not a hospital, why not some great public monument. You are a tourist and you have not yet seen . . ."

So begins Jamaica Kincaid's expansive essay, which shows us what we have not yet seen of the ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies where she grew up.

Lyrical, sardonic, and forthright by turns, in a Swiftian mode, A Small Place cannot help but amplify our vision of one small place and all that it signifies.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780374266387
 
from Farrar Straus & Giroux (May 1, 1988)
9780374266387 | details & prices | 6.00 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $13.95
About: Antigua--a ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies and the author's birthplace--is the setting of a lyrical, sardonic, and forthright essay that offers an insider's eye-opening view of the lives and ways of her people
Paperback
Book cover for 9780374527075 Book cover for 9780452262355
 
The price comparison is for this edition
1 reprint edition from Farrar Straus & Giroux (April 1, 2000)
9780374527075 | details & prices | 81 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $13.00
About: Antigua--a ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies and the author's birthplace--is the setting of a lyrical, sardonic, and forthright essay that offers an insider's eye-opening view of the lives and ways of her people.
With Daniel Wise | Reissue edition from Plume (June 1, 1989)
9780452262355 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.25 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $9.95
This edition also contains Jesse Carlton
About: Antigua--a ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies and the author's birthplace--is the setting of a lyrical, sardonic, and forthright essay that offers an insider's eye-opening view of the lives and ways of her people
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781504743334 Book cover for 9781504743341
 
Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (August 16, 2016)
9781504743334 | details & prices | List price $19.95
About: [Read by Robin Miles]From the award-winning author of Annie John comes a brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua.
Mp3 una edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (August 16, 2016)
9781504743341 | details & prices | List price $19.95
About: [Read by Robin Miles]From the award-winning author of Annie John comes a brilliant look at colonialism and its effects in Antigua.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9780613998390
 
from Turtleback Books (April 1, 2000); titled "Small Place"
9780613998390 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $24.55
About: Antigua--a ten-by-twelve-mile island in the British West Indies and the author's birthplace--is the setting of a lyrical, sardonic, and forthright essay that offers an insider's eye-opening view of the lives and ways of her people.

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