The Pregnant Widow

The Pregnant Widow

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Summer 1970 - a long, hot summer. 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 (in at least two senses), but it wasn't bloodless - and now, in the twenty-first century, the year 1970 finally catches up with Keith Nearing. "The Pregnant Widow" is a comedy of manners and a nightmare, brilliant, haunting and gloriously risque. It is the most eagerly anticipated novel of the year and Martin Amis at his fearless best.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 152 x 232 x 44mm | 625g
  • Jonathan Cape Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 022409355X
  • 9780224093552
  • 523,143

About Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of eleven previous novels, two collections of stories and seven works of non-fiction. He lives in London.
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