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01st February 2010

Martin Amis (1968, English) publishes his 12th novel

Controversial author, Martin Amis (1968, English) published his 12th novel this month. The Pregnant Widow is a comedy of manners which begins in a steamy summer in 1970:

“In a castle in Italy, half a dozen young lives are afloat on the sea of change, trapped inside the history of the sexual revolution. The girls are acting like boys, and the boys are going on acting like boys, and Keith Nearing – twenty years old, a literature student all clogged up with the English novel – is struggling to twist feminism and the rise of women towards his own ends. The sexual revolution may have been a velvet revolution but it wasn’t bloodless – and now, in the 21st century, the year 1970 finally catches up with Keith Nearing.” – Random House

Amis has called the book “blindingly autobiographical” and Amazon described it as “Martin Amis at his fearless best.”

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