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  • The Pregnant Widow

  • By: Martin Amis
  • Narrated by: Steven Pacey
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 24

The year is 1970, and it's a long, hot summer. In a castle on a mountainside in Italy, half a dozen young lives are afloat on a sea of change, trapped inside the history of the sexual revolution. The girls are acting like boys, the boys are going on acting like boys, and Keith Nearing - 20 years old, a literature student all clogged up with the English novel - is struggling to twist feminism and women's ascendency toward his own ends.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Rich, caustic, hilarious

  • By Rob Holland on 09-22-10

great book

Overall
out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-22-10

I "read" it in a day.

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