The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis audiobook

The Pregnant Widow

By Martin Amis
Read by Steven Pacey

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
14.15 Hours Unabridged
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The year is 1970, and it’s a long, hot summer. In a castle on a mountainside in Italy, half a dozen young lives are afloat on a sea of change, trapped inside the history of the sexual revolution. The girls are acting like boys, the boys are going on acting like boys, and Keith Nearing—twenty years old, a literature student all clogged up with the English novel—is struggling to twist feminism and women’s ascendancy toward his own ends.

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Summary

Summary

The year is 1970, and it’s a long, hot summer. In a castle on a mountainside in Italy, half a dozen young lives are afloat on a sea of change, trapped inside the history of the sexual revolution. The girls are acting like boys, the boys are going on acting like boys, and Keith Nearing—twenty years old, a literature student all clogged up with the English novel—is struggling to twist feminism and women’s ascendancy toward his own ends.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Sparkling and pointed.…[Amis’s] prose in this sex comedy is angular and tart.” New York Post
“Tight, funny, sexy, poignant.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Sumptuous.…It is beautifully achieved, cunningly relaxed, and also reveals considerable emotional depth.…Moving and humane, The Pregnant Widow also captivates by the accustomed wit and elegance of its style.” Daily Telegraph (London)
“The buzzing sense of fresh, limitless erotic license is captured brilliantly.…[Amis] is beginning to write with Old Master assurance on the important subjects.” Times (London)
“An ambitious, historically-minded project with keen insight and masterly sentences.…The Pregnant Widow is a stunning book; it contains within it all that is best in the English novel.” The Millions

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Author

Author Bio: Martin Amis

Author Bio: Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of many novels, two collections of fiction stories, several of nonfiction, and the memoir Experience, for which he received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Amis has been listed for the Booker Prize twice and was a professor of creative writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester until 2011. He lives in Brooklyn.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 14.15
Audience: Adult
Language: English