The Pregnant Widow

The Pregnant Widow

Summary


‘A phenomenal writer’ Sunday Times

An intoxicating comedy about youth, the 1970s, the sexual revolution and its aftermath.

Summer, 1970. Sex is very much on everyone's mind.

Keith Nearing - a bookish twenty-year-old, in that much disputed territory between five foot six and five foot seven - is on holiday and struggling to twist the seventies’s emerging feminism towards his own ends. Torn between three women, his scheming doesn't come off quite as he expects.

'Read it: it is hilarious, often wonderfully perceptive, uncompromisingly ambitious and written by a great master of the English language' Financial Times

Reviews

  • No one better understands the cosmic joke that is humanity. Nor is anyone as funny telling it
    Observer

About the author

Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, two collections of stories and eight works of non-fiction. His novel Time’s Arrow was shortlisted for the Booker Prize, for which his subsequent novel Yellow Dog was also longlisted, and his memoir Experience won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. In 2008, The Times named him one of the 50 greatest writers since 1945. He lives in New York.
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