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Annie John

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This edition was published in by Farrar, Straus, Giroux in New York.

Written in English

148 pages

Episodes from the young life of Annie John, aged 10 to 17, as she grows up on the Caribbean Island of Antigua. This is a magical coming-of-age tale, ripe with the special ambience of its tropical setting and sustained by Annie's far from naive awareness of the world around her. Death, illness, and poverty intrude on the narrator's perceptive sensibility from time to time, but even these experiences instruct her and expand her understanding of life and its shifting reality. Although Annie leaves Antigua at the end of the novel for a new role as a student in England, the hollowness she feels at her departure is balanced by the new self that awaits her as she begins the search for her own identity. A poetic and intensely moving work from the author of At the Bottom of the River.

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Annie John.
August 1, 2001, Fischer (Tb.), Frankfurt
Paperback in German / Deutsch
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Annie John
October 1999, Tandem Library
in English
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Annie John
October 9, 1997, Book Depot Remainders
Paperback - New Ed edition
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Annie John
October 9, 1997, Book Depot Remainders
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Annie John
1997, Noonday Press
in English
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Annie John: A Novel
June 30, 1997, Farrar, Straus and Giroux
in English
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Annie John
March 1997, Noonday Press
in English
Cover of: Annie John
Annie John
November 1994, Airplay Audio Publishing
Audio Cassette in English
Cover of: Annie John
Annie John
1986, New American Library
in English
Cover of: Annie John
Annie John
1986, New American Library
in English
Cover of: Annie John
Annie John
1985, Farrar, Straus, Giroux
in English

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Annie John

First published in 1985



Work Description

Episodes from the young life of Annie John, aged 10 to 17, as she grows up on the Caribbean Island of Antigua. This is a magical coming-of-age tale, ripe with the special ambience of its tropical setting and sustained by Annie's far from naive awareness of the world around her. Death, illness, and poverty intrude on the narrator's perceptive sensibility from time to time, but even these experiences instruct her and expand her understanding of life and its shifting reality. Although Annie leaves Antigua at the end of the novel for a new role as a student in England, the hollowness she feels at her departure is balanced by the new self that awaits her as she begins the search for her own identity. A poetic and intensely moving work from the author of At the Bottom of the River.

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For a short while during the year I was ten, I thought only people I did not know died.
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Classifications

Dewey 813/.54

Annie John

This edition was published in by Farrar, Straus, Giroux in New York.


Edition Description

Episodes from the young life of Annie John, aged 10 to 17, as she grows up on the Caribbean Island of Antigua. This is a magical coming-of-age tale, ripe with the special ambience of its tropical setting and sustained by Annie's far from naive awareness of the world around her. Death, illness, and poverty intrude on the narrator's perceptive sensibility from time to time, but even these experiences instruct her and expand her understanding of life and its shifting reality. Although Annie leaves Antigua at the end of the novel for a new role as a student in England, the hollowness she feels at her departure is balanced by the new self that awaits her as she begins the search for her own identity. A poetic and intensely moving work from the author of At the Bottom of the River.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PR9275.A583 K5634, PS3561.I425 A55 1985

The Physical Object

Pagination
148 p. ;
Number of pages
148

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2865531M
Internet Archive
anniejohn00kinc
ISBN 10
0374105219
ISBN 13
9780374105211
LC Control Number
84028630
OCLC/WorldCat
11550274
Library Thing
50783
Goodreads
587257

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