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Now in November
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  • Paperback Edition
  • ISBN: 978-1-55861-035-4
  • Publication Date: 08-01-1991
  • Page Count: 288
  • Categories: Fiction
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JOSEPHINE W. JOHNSON, (1910 - 1990), was the author of eleven books of fiction, poetry, and essays. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1935 at age 24 for her first novel, Now in November.

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Now in November

Josephine W. Johnson

Afterword by Nancy Hoffman

Poetic, evocative, and savage, this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel (1934) depicts a family of middle-class urbanites that become dirt-poor farmers as a result of the Depression. Like Ethan Frome, the story evokes the torment possible among people isolated and driven by powerful—but unexpressed—feelings of love and hate.

"Now in November is a memorable and unusual novel: it has a complex and subtle psychological sensitivity; a unique lyric voice; a rootedness in the powerful, enduring natural world; and, simultaneously, a grasp of a particular historical and political moment."

—From the Afterword by Nancy Hoffman

"Firmly wrought, poetic in the best sense, the product of a highly individual mind, [Now in November] is complete and self-sustaining . . . and so distinctive that one could mistake no single paragraph for the work of any other writer."

The New York Times

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