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The Pregnant Widow

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About the Author

MARTIN AMIS's bestsellers include the novels Money, London Fields and The Information, as well as his memoir, Experience. He lives in London.


"From the very first sentence it is inimitably Amis. . . . The Pregnant Widow is Amis at his absolute and unique best." "-- The Economist ""The Pregnant Widow is . . . Amis's finest novel for a long time. It is close to a masterpiece. . . . Read it: it is hilarious, often wonderfully perceptive, uncompromisingly ambitious and written by a great master of the English language. In a time when many of our novelists are hedging their bets, Amis is gloriously undaunted." "-- Financial Times ""Moving and humane, The Pregnant Widow also captivates by the accustomed wit and elegance of its style. . . . Amis is consistently bold, visual and accurate. And the writing is always apt to inflate the remotest parts of the novel with observed life. . . . It is beautifully achieved, cunningly relaxed, and reveals considerable emotional depth in its last pages." "-- The Telegraph ""Delight us Amis does, and as few can." "-- The Independent ""It's so mean and fun and gossipy that I found myself . . . literally shaking my head with satisfaction. One of The Pregnant Widow's great orgasmic pleasures is the return . . . of Amis's mighty prose. . . . It's all tight and poppy "--" the kind of writing I'm tempted to quote all day long." "-- New York Magazine " """I am deeply envious of how funny The Pregnant Widow is. Amis is very, very funny about sex. I began folding down the pages every time I laughed out loud and now my copy is like a child's pop-up book. The pages fan open. . . . Fun? Yes. Erotic? Yes." "-- "Lisa Moore, "The Globe and Mail " "One of the English language's greatest living writers is back on top of his game." ""-- "Georgia Straight "

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