By Jamaica Kincaid
In See Now Then, the intense and evocative new novel from Jamaica Kincaid―her first in ten years―a marriage is published in all its joys and agonies. This piercing exam of the manifold ways that the passing of time operates at the human awareness unfolds gracefully, and Kincaid inhabits each one of her characters―a mom, a father, and their childrens, dwelling in a small village in New England―as they flow, of their personal minds, among the current, the previous, and the longer term: for, as she writes, "the current could be now then and the prior is now then and the long run could be a now then." Her characters, limited by means of the area, melancholy of their household occasions. yet their minds wander, attempting to make linear experience of what's, actually, nonlinear. See Now Then is Kincaid's try and clarify what's uncertain, and to make uncertain what we assumed was once transparent: that's, the start, the center, and the end.
because the book of her first short-story assortment, At the ground of the River, which was once nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, Kincaid has tested a distinct expertise for seeing past and during the skin of items. In See Now Then, she envelops the reader in a global that's either universal and startling―creating her so much emotionally and thematically bold paintings yet.