At the Bottom of the River (1983)
“Book Review: Off the Bookshelf – At the Bottom of the River” (The Austin Chronicle)
Reviewer, Laura Donnelly, reviewed the short story on January 12, 2001. She claimed that the story was a “lyrical collection of some of Jamaica Kincaid’s most provocative writing”, that begins so innocent but matures in content as it continues, similar to a journal.
On September 4, 2014, Gina Vaynshteyn gave a list of 15 short story collections that every woman should read, listing “At the Bottom of the River” at number 13. She claimed that the collection paints a picture of a Caribbean childhood that focuses on family and “female and male binaries”.