Fiction May Sarton As We Are Now: A Novel

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As We Are Now: A Novel

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"I am not mad, only old. . . . I am in a concentration camp for the old."

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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May Sarton (1912-1995) was an acclaimed poet, novelist, and memoirist.

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“May Sarton has never been better than she is in this beautiful, harrowing novel about being old, unwanted, yet refusing to give up. . . . The problems of old age have been detailed by sociologists but only a novel as searching and deeply felt as this one can bring them so close to the bone.”
- Margaret Manning, Boston Globe

“A brief, strong statement. . . . A convincing record of evil done and good intentions gone astray. . . . A powerful indictment.”
- Ellen Douglas, New York Times Book Review

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