Time’s Up! A Memoir of the American Century (McPherson) is a masterful personal and political saga: luminous, probing, absorbing. At constant odds with his Boston Brahmin lineage and upbringing, the acclaimed novelist Robert Cabot confronts white privilege, rejects the conventional trappings of wealth and fame, and critiques colonialism, imperialism, and perpetual war. Through his unwavering gaze, we see a family’s navigation through the sepia-toned twenties, the color-drained Great Depression, followed by the blood-red murk of ever more war through the decades.
"Time's Up! is an irresistible read. Robert Cabot's penetrating insights and lyrical prose bring us along on his remarkable journey through America's century. I love the book — it's a fascinating history and an ode to the beauty of life." — Nancy Horan, author of Loving Frank. Robert Cabot’s books include The Joshua Tree and The Isle of Kheria.