See Now Then: A Novel

Jamaica Kincaid, read by the author. Macmillan Audio, unabridged, five CDs, 5.75 hrs., $29.99 ISBN 978-1-4272-2649-5
Literary critics that have hailed Kincaid’s fiction can add another accolade to the author’s list: stellar audiobook narration. In this audio edition of her slender, long-awaited new novel, Kincaid is on secure footing as narrator, her lilting voice giving life to her prose. Her heroine is a writer who marries and has children with a self-centered musician who secretly dreams of killing her and decapitating their son, Heracles. The novel’s abrupt shifts between past and present can be occasionally jarring for the print reader, as the nonlinear plot collapses current and decades-old events into an almost stream-of-consciousness story of family and betrayal. In the audiobook, the same material can easily be followed, and Kincaid’s skill as a raconteur draws listeners into her story. An FSG hardcover. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 03/25/2013
Release date: 02/01/2013
Show other formats
FORMATS
Hardcover - 192 pages - 978-0-374-18056-0
Ebook - 192 pages - 978-1-4668-2768-4
Library Binding - 223 pages - 978-1-61173-733-2
Paperback - 182 pages - 978-0-374-53436-3
X
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
X
Email Address

Password

Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email pw@pubservice.com with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.