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  • Heath, Roy.
    THE MURDERER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Persea Books, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the author's native Guyana, originally published in 1978 in England and winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize there. Heath is one of the most highly praised of the modern Caribbean writers, and has been nominated for the Whitbread and Booker prizes. ISBN: 0-89225-1682.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15856
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  • Heath, Roy.
    FROM THE HEAT OF THE DAY.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Persea Books, (1993.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A complex love story set in Guyana, this is the second American offering of this distinguished British-Guyanese writer, author of "The Shadow Bride" and "Orealla", among others. Originally published in the UK in 1979, and the first book in his highly praised Armstrong trilogy.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 5355
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  • Heath, Roy.
    THE MINISTRY OF HOPE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & London: Marion Boyars, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the author's native Guyana. Heath is one of the most highly praised of the modern Caribbean writers, and has been nominated for the Whitbread and Booker prizes and won the Guardian Fiction prixe. ISBN: 0-7145-30158.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 19163
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  • Heath, Roy A. K.
    FROM THE HEAT OF THE DAY.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    London: Allison & Busby, (1979.). First edition - A complex love story set in Guyana, this is the second by this distinguished British-Guyanese writer (his first won the Guardian Prize for fiction) and the first book in his highly praised Armstrong trilogy. Not published in the US until 14 years later. ISBN: 0-85031-3260.

    Condition: Near fine in stiff wrappers (bookstore stamp on first page.)

    Book ID: 31741
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  • THE SALT ROADS. by Hopkinson, Nalo.
    Hopkinson, Nalo.
    THE SALT ROADS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Warner, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - INSCRIBED on the title page. Fascinating historical novel by this award winning writer. Spanning the centuries, and imbued by the spirit of Afro-Caribbean mythology, it tells the stories of 3 women - Mer, a slave-midwife struggling to survive on the island of Saint Domingue, before it was renamed Haiti; Jeanne who is having an affair with the 19th century French bohemian poet Charles Baudelaire, and Meritet, a 3rd century Nubian prostitute who becomes known as 'St Mary of the Desert.'

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 75613
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  • THE SALT ROADS. by Hopkinson, Nalo.
    Hopkinson, Nalo.
    THE SALT ROADS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Warner, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - INSCRIBED on the title page. Fascinating historical novel by this award winning writer. Spanning the centuries, and imbued by the spirit of Afro-Caribbean mythology, it tells the stories of 3 women - Mer, a slave-midwife struggling to survive on the island of Saint Domingue, before it was renamed Haiti; Jeanne who is having an affair with the 19th century French bohemian poet Charles Baudelaire, and Meritet, a 3rd century Nubian prostitute who becomes known as 'St Mary of the Desert.'

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 61561
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  • SISTER MINE. by Hopkinson, Nalo.
    Hopkinson, Nalo.
    SISTER MINE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2013). Hardcover first edition - Novel by this award-winning author about two sisters, born as cojoined twins, who have to discover their own talents after surgery to separate them. 305 pp. Review copy with publisher's material laid in. ISBN: 978-0446576925.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75624
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  • THE SALT ROADS. by Hopkinson, Nalo.
    Hopkinson, Nalo.
    THE SALT ROADS.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Warner, (2003.). SIGNED first edition - SIGNED on the title page. Fascinating historical novel by this award winning writer. Spanning the centuries, and imbued by the spirit of Afro-Caribbean mythology, it tells the stories of 3 women - Mer, a slave-midwife struggling to survive on the island of Saint Domingue, before it was renamed Haiti; Jeanne who is having an affair with the 19th century French bohemian poet Charles Baudelaire, and Meritet, a 3rd century Nubian prostitute who becomes known as 'St Mary of the Desert.'

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 30399
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  • C. L. R. JAMES: A Life. by [James, C. L. R] Dhondy, Farrukh.
    [James, C. L. R] Dhondy, Farrukh.
    C. L. R. JAMES: A Life.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Pantheon, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A "critical appreciation of the West Indian historian and political activist who played a towering role in the cause of Pan-Africanism in the twentieth century. Born in Trinidad in 1901,he was a lifelong advocacy for the Trinidadian oppressed. .. and, until his death in 1989, [he] wrote works of both fiction and nonfiction that would profoundly influence the Black Power movement in the United States and independence movements in Africa and the West Indies. Dhondy knew James personally and was given access to his papers. The result is a biography that is a revelation of the life and work of this legendary intellect and revolutionary." Notes, index. xvi, 224 pp. ISBN: 0-375-421009.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 52633
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  • JUMPING SHIP AND OTHER STORIES. by James, Kelvin Christopher
    James, Kelvin Christopher
    JUMPING SHIP AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Villard, (1992.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Trinidad-born author's first published collection of short stories; dj praise from Patrick McGrath & Whitney Otto. 226 pp. ISBN: 0-679-411836.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (nick at top of dj spine).

    Book ID: 39874
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  • James, Kelvin Christopher
    A FLING WITH A DEMON LOVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel (third book) by this Trinidad-born author - although, in this book, the islands which turn out to be deeper and darker than expected are Greek. Dust jacket praise from Austin Clarke, Tananarive Due and others. 248 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0173505.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 35787
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  • James, Kelvin Christopher
    A FLING WITH A DEMON LOVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel (third book) by this Trinidad-born author - although, in this book, the islands which turn out to be deeper and darker than expected are Greek. Dust jacket praise from Austin Clarke, Tananarive Due and others. 248 pp. ISBN: 0-06-0173505.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 35360
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  • BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF. by James, Marlon.
    James, Marlon.
    BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2019). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel in his Dark Star trilogy, a book which draws on African history, mythology and fantasy "to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,'people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard." SIGNED on…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2019). SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first novel in his Dark Star trilogy, a book which draws on African history, mythology and fantasy "to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,'people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard." SIGNED on the title page in silver and dated in February 2019, in the month of publication. James, who was born in Jamaica, won the 2015 Booker Award for his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings." Map, list of characters. 620 pp. ISBN: 978-0735220171.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 75329
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  • BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF. by James, Marlon.
    James, Marlon.
    BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2019). SIGNED first edition - The first novel in his Dark Star trilogy, a book which draws on African history, mythology and fantasy "to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,'people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard." SIGNED on the…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2019). SIGNED first edition - The first novel in his Dark Star trilogy, a book which draws on African history, mythology and fantasy "to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,'people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard." SIGNED on the title page in silver and dated in February 2019, in the month of publication. James, who was born in Jamaica, won the 2015 Booker Award for his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings." Map, list of characters. 620 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new) - an uncommon advance issue, especially signed.

    Book ID: 75330
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  • BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF. by James, Marlon.
    James, Marlon.
    BLACK LEOPARD, RED WOLF.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2019). First edition - The first novel in his Dark Star trilogy, a book which draws on African history, mythology and fantasy "to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,'people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard." James, who was born…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2019). First edition - The first novel in his Dark Star trilogy, a book which draws on African history, mythology and fantasy "to explore what happens when a mercenary is hired to find a missing child. Tracker is known far and wide for his skills as a hunter: 'He has a nose,'people say. Engaged to track down a mysterious boy who disappeared three years earlier, Tracker breaks his own rule of always working alone when he finds himself part of a group that comes together to search for the boy. The band is a hodgepodge, full of unusual characters with secrets of their own, including a shape-shifting man-animal known as Leopard." James, who was born in Jamaica, won the 2015 Booker Award for his novel "A Brief History of Seven Killings." Map, list of characters. 620 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers (as new) - an uncommon advance issue.

    Book ID: 75697
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  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS. by James, Marlon.
    James, Marlon.
    A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS.

    Edition: 6th printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2014. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Jamaican-born author's third book, second novel, winner of the 2015 Man Booker prize. "On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years. Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters, assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts, A Brief History of…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, 2014. dj. SIGNED hardcover - Jamaican-born author's third book, second novel, winner of the 2015 Man Booker prize. "On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years. Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters, assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts, A Brief History of Seven Killings, is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from the streets and slums of Kingston in the 1970s, to the crack wars in 1980s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 1990s." SIGNED on the title page. Includes the cast of characters. 588 pp. ISBN: 9781594486005.

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    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (some spotting to the boards.)

    Book ID: 71063
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  • THE BOOK OF NIGHT WOMEN. by James, Marlon.
    James, Marlon.
    THE BOOK OF NIGHT WOMEN.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2009. SIGNED hardcover - The author's second book, preceding his Booker Award winning "A Brief History of Seven Killings," the story of Lilith, born into slavery on a Jamaican sugar plantation at the end of the 18th century. SIGNED on the title page. 417 pp. ISBN: 978-1594488573.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 69762
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  • A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS. by James, Marlon.
    James, Marlon.
    A BRIEF HISTORY OF SEVEN KILLINGS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2014. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - True first edition of this Jamaican-born author's third book, second novel, winner of the 2015 Man Booker prize. "On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years. Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters, assassins, journalists, drug dealers,…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, 2014. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - True first edition of this Jamaican-born author's third book, second novel, winner of the 2015 Man Booker prize. "On December 3, 1976, just before the Jamaican general election and two days before Bob Marley was to play the Smile Jamaica Concert, gunmen stormed his house, machine guns blazing. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Marley would go on to perform at the free concert on December 5, but he left the country the next day, not to return for two years. Deftly spanning decades and continents and peopled with a wide range of characters, assassins, journalists, drug dealers, and even ghosts, A Brief History of Seven Killings, is the fictional exploration of that dangerous and unstable time and its bloody aftermath, from the streets and slums of Kingston in the 1970s, to the crack wars in 1980s New York, to a radically altered Jamaica in the 1990s." SIGNED on the title page. Includes the cast of characters. 588 pp. ISBN: 978-1594486005.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 74521
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  • UNBURNABLE. by John, Marie-Elena.
    John, Marie-Elena.
    UNBURNABLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Amistad / Harper Collins, (2006) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, set partly in contemporary Washington, D.C., and post-World War II Dominica, one which interweaves West Indian history and African culture. 292 pp. ISBN: 0-060837578.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (remainder line)

    Book ID: 65121
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  • THE MERMAID'S TWIN SISTER: More Stories from Trinidad . by Joseph, Lynn. Illustrated by Donna Perrone.
    Joseph, Lynn. Illustrated by Donna Perrone.
    THE MERMAID'S TWIN SISTER: More Stories from Trinidad .

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Clarion, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A retelling of traditional stories about things that happened in Trinidad long ago, and about the spirits (La Diablesse, duennes, obeah people) and other magical beings who play a part in everyday life on the island and stories about traditional foods - like callaloo. The second collection by this author who was born in Trinidad, and remembers hearing these stories as a little girl. Illustrated with striking full-page black, white and gray-toned illustrations by Perrone. Author's note. 63 pp. Slightly oversized format. ISBN: 0-395-643651.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 39695
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  • PICTURES OF A DYING MAN. by Kamau, Kwadwo Agymah.
    Kamau, Kwadwo Agymah.
    PICTURES OF A DYING MAN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1999. SIGNED first edition - Second novel by this Barbardos born author - a continuation of his examination of the legacy of colonialism. INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 219 pp.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 57361
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  • PICTURES OF A DYING MAN. by Kamau, Kwadwo Agymah.
    Kamau, Kwadwo Agymah.
    PICTURES OF A DYING MAN.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Minneapolis: Coffee House Press, 1999. SIGNED first edition - Second novel by this Barbardos born author - a continuation of his examination of the legacy of colonialism. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 219 pp.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 22079
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  • Kamau, Kwadwo Agymah.
    FLICKERING SHADOWS.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    New York: Henry Holt, 1997. Highly praised first novel by this Barbados born author - Paule Marshall describes him as having 'taken life in a hardscrabble little West Indian village and, through the power o fhis vision and his lean poetic prose, made it speak for the oppressed the world over.'. ISBN: 0-805054723.

    Condition: Fine in stiff illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 15411
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  • Kappel, Philip (introduction by John P. Marquand.)
    JAMAICA GALLERY.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, 1960. dj. A collection of drawings and designs by the author, accompanied by his impressions of Jamaica in the 1950s.

    Condition: Very good+ in very good - dust jacket. Large format book.

    Book ID: 23818
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  • Kerns, Virginia.
    WOMEN AND THE ANCESTORS: Black Carib Kinship and Ritual.

    Edition: First thus- a trade paperback.

    Chicago: University of Illinois Press, (1997). Second edition of this classic study of Black Carib culture and its preservation through ancestral rituals, originally published in 1983. This edition includes a new foreword by Constance R. Sutton and a new afterword by the author. Appendices, references, index. 247 pp. ISBN: 0-252-066650.

    Condition: Fine (as new.)

    Book ID: 26452
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  • Kincaid, Jamaica
    LUCY

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1990. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED on title page. Author's fourth book, a highly-praised coming-of-age story. ISBN: 0-374-194343.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 23016
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  • Kincaid, Jamaica
    THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY MOTHER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, (1996.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel which tells the story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica - the daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half African father, abandoned as an infant. SIGNED on the title page. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-374-107319.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 56550
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  • Kincaid, Jamaica
    LUCY

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1990. SIGNED first edition - SIGNED. Author's fourth book, a highly-praised coming-of-age story.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 3118
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  • THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY MOTHER by Kincaid, Jamaica
    Kincaid, Jamaica
    THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MY MOTHER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1996. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel which tells the story of a woman's life on the island of Dominica - the daughter of a Carib mother and a half-Scottish, half African father, abandoned as an infant. SIGNED on the title page. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-374-107319.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 6517
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  • AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER by Kincaid, Jamaica
    Kincaid, Jamaica
    AT THE BOTTOM OF THE RIVER

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1983. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Her highly praised first book, a collection of 10 short pieces by this Antiguan writer who first came to the US to work as an au pair, and who wound up writing for the New Yorker. While these are described as memories of a childhood in the Caribbean, there is nothing sentimental about them. SIGNED on the title page by Kincaid. Praise from Derek Walcott on the back cover of the dust jacket. ISBN: 0-374-106606.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket (embossed seal of prev owner.)

    Book ID: 53393
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