As We are Now: A Novel
So begins May Sarton's short, swift blow of a novel, about the powerlessness of the old and the rage it can bring. As We Are Now tells the story of Caroline Spencer, a 76-year-old retired schoolteacher, mentally strong but physically frail, who has been moved by relatives into a "home." Subjected to subtle humiliations and petty cruelties, sustained for too short a time by the love of another person, she fights back with all she has, and in a powerful climax wins a terrible victory.
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Review: As We Are NowUser Review - Yifei Men - Goodreads
A surprisingly fast-moving little novel - a powerful voice, a powerful ending. Read full review
Review: As We Are NowUser Review - Goodreads
A classic "rage against the dying of the light" tale. Heartbreaking and powerful. May Sarton is one of the few authors I know of who tackle the theme of old age and death. Fearless stuff. Read full review