Heavy water and other stories

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Jonathan Cape, 1998 - Fiction - 231 pages
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From the author of NIGHT TRAIN and LONDON FIELDS, a collection of short stories which includes THE JANITOR ON MARS, CAREER MOVES, LET ME COUNT THE TIMES, HEAVY WATER, STATE OF ENGLAND, THE COINCIDENCE OF THE ARTS and STRAIGHT FICTION, in which everyone is gay, apart from the beleaguered straight community.

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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
1
Dentons Death
28
State of England
35
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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