Now in November
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."
"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."