See Now Then

See Now Then

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In See Now Then, the brilliant and evocative new novel from Jamaica Kincaid—her first in ten years—a marriage is revealed in all its joys and agonies. This piercing examination of the manifold ways in which the passing of time operates on the human consciousness unfolds gracefully, and Kincaid inhabits each of her characters—a mother, a father, and their two children, living in a small village in New England—as they move, in their own minds, between the present,… (more)

Editorial reviews (8 reviews)


This isn’t Kincaid’s most accessible work, but it does distill divorce into compartmentalized, easily identifiable pain.

...one of the most beautiful nasty novels I have ever read.... See Now Then may or may not be a wronged spouse’s revenge against her partner...but you’ll never read a more poetically written jeremiad.

See Now Then” is the kind of lumpy exorcism that many writers would have composed and then allowed to remain unpublished. It picks up no moral weight as it rolls along. It asks little of us, and gives little in return.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 05, 2013)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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