By: Amis, Martin

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A riotous, bitingly funny, and supremely clever novel from one of our most distinctive voices in the English language. The year is 1970, and Keith Nearing, a twenty-year-old literature student, is spending his summer vacation in a castle on a mountainside in Italy. The Sexual Revolution is in full-swing--a historical moment of unprecedented o pportunity--and Keith and his friends are immediately caught up in its chao tic, ecstatic throes. Yet they soon discover a disturbing truth: between th e death of one social order and the birth of another, there exists a state of liminal purgatory, once described by the Russian thinker Alexander Herze n as "a pregnant widow." As Amis deftly explores the repercussions and consequences of that one summer, he presents us with a precise and poignant portrait of the liberating possibilities, and the haunting consequences, of change. Expertly written and full of wit and pathos, The Pregnant Widow is Amis at his fearless best.


Author Name: Amis, Martin

Categories: General Fiction,

Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group: 2011

ISBN Number: 0099488736

ISBN Number 13: 9780099488736

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000043259