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'So neon-bright that the traditional story of a young girl's passage into adolescence takes on a shimmering strangeness.' LA Times
Jamaica Kincaid's most recent books are Talk Stories, a compilation of her writing published in The New Yorker, and My Favourite Plant, an anthology of writing on plants which she edited. In 2000 she was awarded the Prix Femina Etranger for My Brother.
"So touching and familiar it could be happening to any of us...and that's exactly the book's strength, its wisdom, its truth" * New York Times Book Review * "An unaffectedly sumptuous, irresistible writer...thrilling" * Susan Sontag * "Movingly real...Its poetry is grounded in detail, in the lovingly rendered life of its adolescent heroine" * Washington Post * "So neon-bright that the traditional story of a young girl's passage into adolescence takes on a shimmering strangeness" * LA Times *