See Now Then

See Now Then

Book - 2013
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In the brilliant and evocative new novel from Jamaica Kincaid - her first in ten years - a marriage is revealed in all its joys and agonies. Kincaid's characters, constrained by the world, despair in their domestic situations. But their minds wander, trying to make linear sense of what is, in fact, nonlinear. She envelops reader in a world that is both familiar and startling - creating her most emotionally and thematically daring work yet.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2013.
ISBN: 9780374180560
Characteristics: 182 pages ;,22 cm.

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Mardian Aug 27, 2015

Wow!
Ms. Kincaid, I loved (note the tense) your books; this one is clearly coming too close to the bone for you. Even the names of the characters is woebegone. You have probably never been described as "sweet" this lifetime, and the creation of two truly MYTHICAL (Greek, no less) children is just the cream of the jest. Unfortunately, the joke goes stale very quickly. Suggestion: read Nora Ephron for an entertaining look at a marriage gone bad, and she is readable, thank God.

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pdxred360
Feb 27, 2015

Not her best work and rather tedious to get through. Kincaid's "Mr. Potter", "A Small Place", and "Annie John" are much better.

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