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London Fields: Introduction by John Sutherland (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series)

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London Fields: Introduction by John Sutherland (Everyman's Library Contemporary Classics Series)

By  Martin Amis , Introduction by  John Sutherland
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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. As the dreaded millennium approaches, Nicola Six, a “black hole” of sex and self-loathing, attempts to orchestrate her own extinction, choosing her thirty-fifth birthday, November 5, 1999, as the date of her murder. Whom to manipulate into killing her is the question; her choice wavers between violent lowlife Keith Talent, who is obsessed with winning a darts tournament, and a dimly romantic banker named Guy Clinch. When Samson Young—a writer suffering from a long bout of writer’s block—stumbles upon these three, he believes he has found a story that will write itself. A highly unusual mystery with an unexpected twist at the end, LONDON FIELDS is also a corrosively funny narrative of pyrotechnic complexity and scalding moral vision.

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

JOHN SUTHERLAND is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at University College London and a regular columnist at The Guardian.

ISBN: 9780375712524

ISBN-10: 9780375712524

Publisher: Everyman's Library

Publication Date: 11/04/2014 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/04/2014 - 12:00am

Pages: 552

Language: English

Categories

Fiction / Literary

Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional

Fiction / Crime