The Resource Mr. Potter, Jamaica Kincaid

Mr. Potter, Jamaica Kincaid

Label
Mr. Potter
Title
Mr. Potter
Statement of responsibility
Jamaica Kincaid
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jamaica Kincaid's first obsession, the island of Antigua, comes vibrantly to life under the gaze of Mr. Potter, an illiterate taxi chauffeur who makes his living along the wide, open roads that pass the only towns he has ever seen and the graveyard where he will be buried. The sun shines squarely overhead, the ocean lies on every side, and suppressed passion fills the air. Misery infects the unstudied, slow pace of this island and of Mr. Potter's days. As Kincaid's narrative unfolds in linked vignettes, his story becomes the story of a vital, crippled community. Kincaid strings together a moving picture of Mr. Potter's ancestors -- beginning with memories of his father, a poor fisherman, and his mother, who committed suicide -- and the outside world that presses in on his life, in the form of his Lebanese employer and, later, a couple fleeing World War II. Within these surroundings, Mr. Potter struggles to live at ease: to purchase a car, to have girlfriends, to shake off the encumbrance of his daughters -- one of whom will return to Antigua after he dies, and will tell his story with equal measures of distance and sympathy. In Mr. Potter, her most luminous, ambitious work to date, Kincaid breathes life into a figure unlike any in contemporary fiction, an individual consciousness emerging gloriously out of an unexamined life
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kincaid, Jamaica
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9275.A583
LC item number
K56383 2002
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chauffeurs
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Antigua
Label
Mr. Potter, Jamaica Kincaid
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm49696007
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9780374214944
Lccn
2002100819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)49696007
Label
Mr. Potter, Jamaica Kincaid
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm49696007
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9780374214944
Lccn
2002100819
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)49696007

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