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Talk Stories by Jamaica Kincaid

Talk Stories is a collection of Jamaica Kincaids original writing for The New Yorkers Talk of the Town, composed from 1978 to 1983, after she first came to the United States from Antigua. Kincaid found a unique voice, at once in sync with William Shawns tone for the quintessential elite insiders magazine and (though unsigned) all her own -- wonderingly alive to the ironies and screwball details that characterized her adopted city. She meets Miss Jamaica, visiting from Kingston, and escorts the reader to the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn; she sees Ed Koch don his Cheshire-cat smile and watches Tammy Wynette autograph a copy of Lattimores Odyssey; she learns the worlds of publishing and partying, of fashion and popular music, and how to call cauliflower a crudite.<P>The book also records Kincaids development as a young writer -- the newcomer who sensitively records her impressions here takes root to become one of our most respected authors.

Author: Jamaica Kincaid

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 247

Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux

Publication Date: 2001-01-01

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