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Time's Arrow

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Tod. T. Friendly is living his life backwards.

Doctor Friendly has just died, but after weeks of improving in the hospital, he is sent home to his affable, melting-pot, primary-colour existence in suburban America.

From the fresh-cut lawns of his retirement to the hustle of New York, and then the boat back to war-torn Europe, Friendly carries with him a secret. Trapped in his body from grave to cradle, Friendly's consciousness can only watch as he struggles to make sense of the good doctor's most ambitious project yet - the final solution.

SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKER PRIZE

'Amis's most daring and ambitious novel' Daily Telegraph
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 8mm | 121g
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0099455358
  • 9780099455356
  • 98,893

Review Text

Amis's backwards world is rigorously imagined. It is a world of pathos and cruel hilarity - but the crux, the test of his vision, is what he does with Auschwitz
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Amis's most daring and ambitious novel * Daily Telegraph * An icy, hard read - Amis is at his intriguing, powerful and heedful best * Time Out * Extraordinary - Ironic inversion is essentially a comic device, but its trickery here yields results that are rigorously grave * Independent on Sunday * The devastatingly sustained black irony stands comparison with Swift's A Modest Proposal. It is, I think, Amis's finest achievement to date * Financial Times * Amis's backwards world is rigorously imagined. It is a world of pathos and cruel hilarity - but the crux, the test of his vision, is what he does with Auschwitz * Guardian *
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About Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction. He lives in New York.
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15,005 ratings
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4 36% (5,349)
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2 9% (1,365)
1 4% (567)
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