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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.

If you like Martin Amis you might also like to read books by Justin Cartwright, D B C Pierre and Tobias Hill.

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The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis

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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No one better understands the cosmic joke that is humanity. Nor is anyone as funny telling it -- Andrew Anthony * Observer * One of the funniest books I've read in a long time -- Mariella Frostrup * Psychologies * Read it: it is hilarious, often wonderfully perceptive, uncompromisingly ambitious and written by a great master of the English language -- Justin Cartwright * Financial Times * Moving and humane... I love this novel... It is beautifully achieved, cunningly relaxed, and reveals considerable emotional depth -- Philip Hensher * Daily Telegraph * The best novelist of his generation * Independent *


About the Author

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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Publication date

31st March 2011

Author

Martin Amis

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www.martinamisweb.com/

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Publisher

Vintage

Format

Paperback
480 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099488736

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