In See Now Then Jamaica Kincaid has created a modern myth about a universal, contemporary subject: a marriage in crisis, a fracturing family. Mr. and Mrs. Sweet and their two children, Heracles and Persephone, live in the Shirley Jackson house in Vermont. Mr. Sweet, a frustrated composer, hails from New York's upper echelons, where women are always condescending to their maids and cabs are always hard to get on upper Fifth Avenue; Mrs. Sweet arrived in the country on a banana boat, chose yellow countertops, and likes to read books no one else cares about. Kincaid - through the heroic children Heracles and Persephone - evokes the bitterness of love gone sour and turned to contempt, the intensity of the bonds between parents and children, and the profound unknowability of all individuals.

Since the publication of her first short story collection - At the Bottom of the River, nominated for a PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction - Kincaid has demonstrated a unique and piercing talent for seeing beyond, seeing through, the surface of things, which has made her one of our essential writers. In See Now Then, her powerfully original style has produced a work of searing originality and insight.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Used availability for Jamaica Kincaid's See Now Then

Hardback Editions

May 2013 : USA Library Binding
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Title: See Now Then
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 1-61173-733-8 / 978-1-61173-733-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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February 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: See Now Then: A Novel
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 0-374-18056-3 / 978-0-374-18056-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Paperback Editions

February 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: See Now Then
Author(s): JAMAICA KINCAID
ISBN: 0-374-53436-5 / 978-0-374-53436-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: FSG Adult
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Audio Editions

February 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: See Now Then: A Novel
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
ISBN: 1-4272-2649-0 / 978-1-4272-2649-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: See Now Then: A Novel
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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February 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: See Now Then: A Novel
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Kindle Editions

February 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: See Now Then: A Novel
Author(s): Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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