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 - Jamie - Goodreads
As you are now, so once was I; Prepare for death and follow me. The epigraph of May Sarton's novel As We Are Now reads frightening after fully witnessing its despair. The novel exposes the devastating ... Read full review
Review: As We Are NowUser Review - Ahlam Abdallah - Goodreads
Not of personal fan of literature of the irrational. An interesting take on being in the mind of an elderly person. Not my personal cup of tea Read full review