In See Now Then, the brilliant and evocative new novel from Jamaica Kincaidâ€”her first in ten yearsâ€”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 charactersâ€”a mother, a father, and their two children, living in a small village in New Englandâ€”as they move, in their own minds, between the present, the past, and the future: for, as she writes, â€śthe present will be now then and the past is now then and the future will be a now then.â€ť Her 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. See Now Then is Kincaidâ€™s attempt to make clear what is unclear, and to make unclear what we assumed was clear: that is, the beginning, the middle, and the end.Â Â Â Â Since the publication of her first short-story collection, At the Bottom of the River, which was nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, Kincaid has demonstrated a unique talent for seeing beyond and through the surface of things. In See Now Then, she envelops the reader in a world that is both familiar and startlingâ€”creating her most emotionally and thematically daring work yet.
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