Time's Arrow

Time's Arrow : Or the Nature of the Offence

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The story of a life told backwards. Its narrator, Doctor Tod T. Friendly, trapped and hurtling towards a terrible secret, moves out of the blackest sleep to find himself surrounded by doctors and on the deathbed of a man in whose body he is imprisoned.
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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 106.68 x 177.8 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0140171665
  • 9780140171662

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"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"
"Extraordinary...Ironic inversion is essentially a comic device, but its trickery here yields results that are rigorously grave." -- "Independent on Sunday"
"Amis's most daring and ambitious novel." -- "Daily Telegraph"
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2 8% (851)
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