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The Pregnant Widow

by Martin Amis

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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A new novel from Martin Amis is always a highly anticipated event and his latest, The Pregnant Widow, is a real treat. Described by reviewers as ‘close to a masterpiece’ and ‘witty and elegant’ if you are a fan of his work then get a copy now. If you haven’t read any Amis this is one of his best as, in his unique style, he writes about a group of people in 1970, holidaying in an Italian castle, at the height of the sexual revolution and moving forward 40 years fills in the characters stories since then. It is a thought provoking and subtly powerful novel.


The Pregnant Widow Synopsis

An Italian poolside, Summer, 1970. Sex is very much on everyone's mind. The girls are acting like boys and the boys are going on acting like boys. Keith Nearing - a bookish twenty year old, in that much disputed territory between five foot six and five foot seven - is struggling to twist feminism towards his own ends. Torn between three women, his scheming doesn't come off quite as he expects. And now in the twenty first century, as Keith reflects on that summer holiday, the aftershocks of the sexual revolution finally catch up with him. The Pregnant Widow is gloriously risque and ferociously funny. It is Martin Amis at his fearless best.

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ISBN: 9780099488736
Publication date: 31/03/2011
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780224076128
Publication date: 04/02/2010
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd an imprint of Vintage
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780099488736
Publication date: 31st March 2011
Author: Martin Amis
Publisher: Vintage
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of ten novels, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction. He lives in London.  

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