Heavy Water and Other Stories
By (author) Martin Amis
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Heavy Water and Other Stories by Martin Amis
Book DescriptionIn Martin Amis's short stories whole worlds are created - or inverted. In 'Straight Fiction', everyone is gay, apart from the beleaguered 'straight' community; in 'Career Move', screenplay writers submit their works to little magazines, while poets are flown first-class to Los Angeles; in 'The Janitor of Mars', a sardonic robot gives us some strange news about life in the solar system. In 'Let Me Count the Times' a man has a mad affair with himself. 'Heavy Water', portrays the exhaustion of working-class culture, and 'State of England' its weird resuscitation. And in 'The Coincidence of the Arts' an English baronet becomes entangled with an African-American chess hustler.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780099272663
(198mm x 129mm x 15mm)
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Jun-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Martin Amis
Zona de Interes, Paperback / softback (December 2015)
The Zone of Interest is a love story with a violently unromantic setting. Powered by both wit and compassion, in characteristically vivid prose, Martin Amiss unforgettable new novel thoroughly discusses the depth and contradictions of the human soul.
Tren Nocturno, Paperback / softback (October 2015)
Mike Hoolihan has never chosen the right guy; he is always drinking alcohol to deal with his broken love life. His liver cannot stand one more drop of consolation, so he is now sober. Without drinking, he has to confront (as a detective in the Police Department of an American city) the worst case of his life.
Adventures of Augie March, Hardback (August 2015)View all books by Martin Amis
"The Adventures of Augie March" set the stage for Bellow's Nobel Prize Award in 1976 and established him as a crucial voice that demanded to be heard. Fifty years later, it remains the best loved of Bellow's works as new readers discover this vital, truly American masterpiece.
UK Kirkus Review » Amis is not at his best in short stories, but Heavy Water is a competent collection with some entertaining reversals of expectation. In a world in which the majority are gay, a man goes through the problems of coming out as straight; the janitor on Mars tells us the bad news about how the universe works; a screenplay writer scrabbles for small magazine publication while poets hit the big time. Once you have figured out the joke, the stories are predictable, but the wit is in the working out. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Martin Amis
Martin Amis is the author of thirteen novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction, most recently The Second Plane. He lives in New York.
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