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  • Published: 31 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446401583
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

The Pregnant Widow




Amis on top form. An intoxicating comedy about youth, the 1970s, the sexual revolution and its aftermath.

‘A phenomenal writer’ Sunday TimesAn intoxicating comedy about youth, the 1970s, the sexual revolution and its aftermath.Summer, 1970. Sex is very much on everyone's mind.

Keith Nearing - a bookish twenty-year-old, in that much disputed territory between five foot six and five foot seven - is on holiday and struggling to twist the seventies’s emerging feminism towards his own ends. Torn between three women, his scheming doesn't come off quite as he expects.

'Read it: it is hilarious, often wonderfully perceptive, uncompromisingly ambitious and written by a great master of the English language' Financial Times

  • Published: 31 July 2013
  • ISBN: 9781446401583
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

About the author

Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, two collections of stories and eight works of non-fiction. His novel Time’s Arrow was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, for which his subsequent novel Yellow Dog was also longlisted, and his memoir Experience won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. In 2008, The Times named him one of the 50 greatest writers since 1945. He lives in New York.

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Praise for The Pregnant Widow

No one better understands the cosmic joke that is humanity. Nor is anyone as funny telling it

Observer

One of the funniest books I've read in a long time

Psychologies

Read it: it is hilarious, often wonderfully perceptive, uncompromisingly ambitious and written by a great master of the English language

Financial Times

Moving and humane... I love this novel... It is beautifully achieved, cunningly relaxed, and reveals considerable emotional depth

Daily Telegraph

The best novelist of his generation

Independent

Amis writes thrillingly well... [The Pregnant Widow] delivers fantastic enjoyment... It is funny, clever and knowing

Daily Mail

Amis is a powerful writer

Independent on Sunday

There is something witty or striking on almost every page

Mail on Sunday

Martin Amis's new novel shows a regathering of his artistic energies

Guardian

The buzzing sense of fresh, limitless erotic licence is captured brilliantly...he is beginning to write with Old Master assurance on the important subjects... If Amis keeps writing like this about death, he can still prove everyone wrong

The Times

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