House of Meetings

By: Amis, Martin

Price: $20.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


More Description

A haunting new novel that ratifies Martin Amis' s standing as " a force unto himself, " as the "Washington Post" has attested: " There is simply no one else like him."
In the slave labour camps of the Soviet Union, conjugal visits were a common occurrence. Valiant women would travel vast distances, over weeks and months, in the hope of spending just one night with their lovers in the so-called House of Meetings. Unsurprisingly, the results of these visits were almost invariably tragic.
Martin Amis' s new novel, The House of Meetings, is about one such visit; it is a love story, gothic in timbre and triangular in shape. Two brothers fall in love with the same woman, a nineteen-year-old Jewish girl, in 1946 Moscow, a city poised for pogrom in the gap between war and the death of Stalin. The brothers are arrested, and their fraternal conflict then marinates over the course of a decade in a slave labour camp above the Arctic Circle. The destinies of all three lovers remain unresolved until 1982; but for the sole survivor, the reverberations continue into the next century.
A short novel of great depth and richness, The House of Meetings finds Martin Amis at the height of his powers, in new and remarkably fertile fictional territory.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Title: House of Meetings

Author Name: Amis, Martin

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First/First Printing

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 2006

ISBN Number: 0224076094

ISBN Number 13: 9780224076098

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 024531

Description: An unmarked apparently unread copy.

Keywords: Fiction,