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Martin Amis

MARTIN AMIS is the author of fourteen novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories, and six previous nonfiction books. He lives in Brooklyn.

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Dead Babies
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1991
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73449-9 (0-679-73449-X)

If the Marquis de Sade were to crash one of P. G. Wodehouse's house parties, the chaos might resemble the nightmarishly funny goings-on in this novel by the author of London Fields. The residents of Appleseed Rectory have primed themselves both for a visit from a triad of Americans and a... Read more

Einstein's Monsters
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1990
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-72996-9 (0-679-72996-8)

A collection of stories about a frightening world inhabited by people dehumanized by the daily threat of nuclear war and postwar survivors deformed by its results. Read more

Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | June 2001
$17.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-72683-5 (0-375-72683-7)

Martin Amis is one of the most gifted and innovative writers of our time. With Experience, he discloses a private life every bit as unique and fascinating as his bestselling novels.

The son of the great comic novelist Kingsley Amis, Martin Amis explores his relationship with this father and writes about... Read more

Heavy Water
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2000
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70115-3 (0-375-70115-X)

"Martin Amis is a stone-solid genius...a dazzling star of wit and insight." --The Wall Street Journal

In this wickedly delightful collection of stories, Martin Amis once again demonstrates why he is a modern master of the form. In "Career Move," screenwriters struggle for their art, while poets are the darlings of Hollywood... Read more

House of Meetings
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2008
$14.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9601-5 (1-4000-9601-4)

An extraordinary, harrowing, endlessly surprising novel from a literary master. In 1946, two brothers and a Jewish girl fall into alignment in pogrom-poised Moscow. The fraternal conflict then marinates in Norlag, a slave-labor camp above the Arctic Circle, where a tryst in the coveted House of Meetings will haunt all three... Read more

The Information
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1996
$16.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73573-1 (0-679-73573-9)

Fame, envy, lust, violence, intrigues literary and criminal--they're all here in The Information. How does one writer hurt another writer? This is the question novelist Richard Tull mills over, for his friend Gwyn Barry has become a darling of book buyers, award committees, and TV interviewers, even as Tull himself sinks... Read more

Koba the Dread
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 2003
$17.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3220-4 (1-4000-3220-2)

A brilliant weave of personal involvement, vivid biography and political insight, Koba the Dread is the successor to Martin Amis’s award-winning memoir, Experience.

Koba the Dread captures the appeal of one of the most powerful belief systems of the 20th century — one that spread through the world, both captivating it and... Read more

Lionel Asbo
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2013
$15.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-94808-3 (0-307-94808-0)

Des Pepperdine is a boy out of place. He lives on the thirty-third floor of a London housing project; while his peers pick fights, Des retreats to the public library. What’s more, Des’s uncle and guardian, Lionel Asbo, is one of the most notorious petty criminals in the city. Yet Lionel...

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London Fields
Written by Martin Amis, Introduction by John Sutherland
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 2014
$24.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-71252-4 (0-375-71252-6)

Martin Amis’s acclaimed novel—now in a twenty-fifth-anniversary hardcover edition—is a blackly comic murder mystery about a murder that has not yet happened.

First published in 1989, LONDON FIELDS is set ten years into a dark future, against a backdrop of environmental and social decay and the looming threat of global cataclysm... Read more

London Fields
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1991
$16.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73034-7 (0-679-73034-6)

Soon to be a major motion picture

London Fields
is Amis's murder story for the end of the millennium. The murderee is Nicola Six, a "black hole" of sex and self-loathing intent on orchestrating her own extinction. The murderer may be Keith Talent, a violent lowlife whose only passions are pornography and... Read more

Written by Martin Amis, Illustrated by Bert Krak
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | June 2010
$18.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-311695-0 (0-14-311695-9)

One of Time’s 100 best novels in the English language—by the acclaimed author of Lionel Asbo: State of England and London Fields

Part of Martin Amis’s “London Trilogy,” along with the novel London Fields and The Information, Money was hailed as "a sprawling, fierce, vulgar display" (The New Republic) and "exhilarating, skillful...

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The Moronic Inferno and Other Visits to America
Written by Martin Amis
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | April 1991
$14.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-012719-5 (0-14-012719-4)

A collection of essays on America by the author of London Fields, Money and Yellow Dog.

At the age of ten, when Martin Amis spent a year in Princeton, New Jersey, he was excited and frightened by America. As an adult he has approached that confusing country from many arresting angles... Read more

Night Train
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1999
$15.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70114-6 (0-375-70114-1)

Detective Mike Hoolihan has seen it all. A fifteen-year veteran of the force, she's gone from walking a beat, to robbery, to homicide. But one case--this case--has gotten under her skin.

When Jennifer Rockwell, darling of the community and daughter of a respected career cop--now top brass--takes her own life, no one... Read more

Other People
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1994
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73589-2 (0-679-73589-5)

She wakes in an emergency room in a London hospital, to a voice that tells her: "You're on your own now. Take care. Be good." She has no knowledge of her name, her past, or even her species. It takes her a while to realize that she is human -- and... Read more

The Pregnant Widow
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 2011
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9598-8 (1-4000-9598-0)

A riotous, bitingly funny, and supremely clever novel from one of our most distinctive voices in the English language.
The year is 1970, and Keith Nearing, a twenty-year-old literature student, is spending his summer vacation in a castle on a mountainside in Italy. The Sexual Revolution is in full-swing—a historical moment...

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The Rachel Papers
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1992
$16.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73458-1 (0-679-73458-9)

In his uproarious first novel Martin Amis, author of the bestselling London Fields, gave us one of the most noxiously believable -- and curiously touching -- adolescents ever to sniffle and lust his way through the pages of contemporary fiction. On the brink of twenty, Charles High-way preps desultorily for Oxford... Read more

The Rub of Time
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2019
$16.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9599-5 (1-4000-9599-9)

As a journalist, critic, and novelist, Martin Amis has always turned his keen intellect and unrivaled prose loose on an astonishing range of topics—politics, sports, celebrity, America, and, of course, literature. Collected here is some of his best nonfiction work from over two decades. Amis writes about finally confronting the effects... Read more

The Second Plane
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2009
$14.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-9600-8 (1-4000-9600-6)

A master not only of fiction but also of fiercely controversial political engagement, Martin Amis here gathers fourteen pieces that constitute an evolving, provocative, and insightful examination of the most momentous event of our time.At the heart of this collection is the long essay “Terror and Boredom,” an unsparing analysis of... Read more

Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 1991
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73448-2 (0-679-73448-1)

In Success Amis pens a mismatched pair of foster brothers--one "a quivering condom of neurosis and ineptitude," the other a "bundle of contempt, vanity and stock-response"--in a single London flat. He binds them with ties of class hatred, sexual rivalry, and disappointed love, and throws in a disloyal girlfriend and a... Read more

Time's Arrow
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1992
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73572-4 (0-679-73572-0)

In Time's Arrow the doctor Tod T. Friendly dies and then feels markedly better, breaks up with his lovers as a prelude to seducing them, and mangles his patients before he sends them home. And all the while Tod's life races backward toward the one appalling moment in modern history when... Read more

Vintage Amis
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2004
$9.95/14.95(Canada) | 978-1-4000-3399-7 (1-4000-3399-3)

Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers presented in attractive, accessible paperback editions.

“Amis throws off more provocative ideas and images in a single paragraph than most writers get into complete novels.” —The Seattle Times

Equally at home in satirical novels and biting critical essays, wickedly funny... Read more

Visiting Mrs. Nabokov
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | May 1995
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-75793-1 (0-679-75793-7)

To this tantalizing nonfiction collection Martin Amis brings the same megawatt wit, wickedly acute perception, and ebullient wordplay that characterize his novels. He encompasses the full range of contemporary politics and culture (high and low) while also traveling to China for soccer with Elton John and to London's darts-crazy pubs in... Read more

The War Against Cliche
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2002
$19.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-72716-0 (0-375-72716-7)

Is there anything that Martin Amis can’t write about? In this virtuosic, career-spanning collection he takes on James Joyce and Elvis Presley, Nabokov and English football, Jane Austen and Penthouse Forum, William Burroughs and Hillary Clinton. But above all, Amis is concerned with literature, and with the deadly cliches–not only of... Read more

Yellow Dog
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2005
$17.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7727-4 (1-4000-7727-3)

Brilliant, painful, dazzling, and funny as hell, Yellow Dog is Martin Amis’ highly anticipated first novel in seven years and a stunning return to the fictional form.

When “dream husband” Xan Meo is vengefully assaulted in the garden of a London pub, he suffers head injury, and personality change. Like a spiritual... Read more

The Zone of Interest
Written by Martin Amis
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 2015
$15.95/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-8041-7289-9 (0-8041-7289-7)

A Best Book of the Year: Time, NPR, The Village Voice, The Miami Herald, Financial Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, BookRiot

“Powerful and electric. . . . A book that may stand for years as the triumph of his career.” —NPR
“This is a novel that will endure. . . . A... Read more