Heavy Water and Other Stories

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G.K. Hall, 1999 - Fiction - 296 pages
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Nine dazzling stories make up this volume of unique and alluring fiction. In Career Move, poets are flown first-class to Hollywood in order to take meetings with sandal-shod produces. Witness the world of Straight Fiction in which everyone is gay except the beleaguered straight community. Heavy Water and Other Stories is the most engaging overview of Martin Amis's considerable short story talent ever.

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User Review  - laytonwoman3rd - LibraryThing

This is not my kind of story-telling. I believe I only finished 3 of the stories, gave up on several more, and didn't even try the rest. "Coincidence of Arts' almost hooked me, and in it I can see why ... Read full review

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User Review  - kirstiecat - LibraryThing

This barely gets the 3/5 stars I am giving it and I am really starting to think Martin Amis is a little over-rated. One thing I can definitely say is that I have enjoyed his novels more. There are ... Read full review

Contents

Career Move
9
Dentons Death
42
Let Me Count the Times
99
Copyright

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Martin Amis, son of the novelist Kingsley Amis, was born August 25, 1949. His childhood was spent traveling with his famous father. From 1969 to 1971 he attended Exeter College at Oxford University. After graduating, he worked for the Times Literary Supplement and later as special writer for the Observer. Amis published his first novel, The Rachel Papers, in 1973, which received the prestigious Somerset Maugham Award in 1974. Other titles include Dead Babies (1976), Other People: A Mystery Story (1981); London Fields (1989), The Information (1995), and Night Train (1997). Martin Amis has been called the voice of his generation. His novels are controversial, often satiric and dark, concentrating on urban low life. His style has been compared to that of Graham Greene, Philip Larkin and Saul Bellow, among others. He is currently Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester. In 2008, The Times named him one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945.

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