My Brother

My Brother

Book - 1997
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Jamaica Kincaid's brother Devon Drew died of AIDS on January 19, 1996, at the age of thirty-three. Kincaid's incantatory, poetic, and often shockingly frank recounting of her brother's life and death is also a story of her family on the island of Antigua, a constellation centered on the powerful, sometimes threatening figure of the writer's mother. My Brother is an unblinking record of a life that ended too early, and it speaks volumes about the difficult truths at the heart of all families.

My Brother is a 1997 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1997.
ISBN: 9780374525620
9780374216818
0374216819
Branch Call Number: 921/Kincaid
Characteristics: 197 p. ; 24 cm.

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