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Other people : a mystery story, Martin Amis

Label
Other people : a mystery story
Title
Other people
Title remainder
a mystery story
Statement of responsibility
Martin Amis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When she awakes and realizes she is all right - that Time is starting again - it seems fitting that she should be lying on a spindly white trolley in a white room. A nearby voice has told her she is on her own now and to be good. Was she not good before? The first hours are the strangest. She knows nothing and listens to ordinary people for clues, though oddly, they never quite say what they mean. She begins to recognize the peculiar importance possessed by mouths, and she becomes keen to find out more about harm, luck and time. The world parts gingerly to let her in. Martin Amis sustains an unnervingly high degree of suspense as Mary and the reader yearn to grasp what has happened to Mary's past and ponder what its loss has gained her. In this eerie, blackly funny, and sometimes disorienting novel, Martin Amis gives us a mystery that is as ambitious as it is intriguing, an investigation of a young woman's violent extinction that also traces her construction of a new and oddly innocent self
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ALAUL
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Amis, Martin.
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Young women
  • Victims of crimes
  • Young women
  • Amnesia
  • London (England)
Label
Other people : a mystery story, Martin Amis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1981
  • Originally published : Vintage, 1999
Contents
Part I. 1. Special damage -- 2. Everybody's queer -- 3. Inside out -- 4. Bad language --- Part II. 5. Gaining ground -- 6. Law's eyes -- 7. Don't break -- 8. Stopped dead -- 9. Force field -- 10. Good elf -- 11. Whose baby? -- 12. Poor ghost -- 13. Live action -- 14. Sadly waiting -- 15. By heart -- 16. Second chances -- 17. Absent links -- 18. No need -- 19. Opposite number -- 20. Deeper water --- Part III. 21. Without fear -- 22. Old flame -- 23. Last thigs -- 24. Time
Control code
ocn614389767
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
223 p.
Isbn
9780099769019
Label
Other people : a mystery story, Martin Amis
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1981
  • Originally published : Vintage, 1999
Contents
Part I. 1. Special damage -- 2. Everybody's queer -- 3. Inside out -- 4. Bad language --- Part II. 5. Gaining ground -- 6. Law's eyes -- 7. Don't break -- 8. Stopped dead -- 9. Force field -- 10. Good elf -- 11. Whose baby? -- 12. Poor ghost -- 13. Live action -- 14. Sadly waiting -- 15. By heart -- 16. Second chances -- 17. Absent links -- 18. No need -- 19. Opposite number -- 20. Deeper water --- Part III. 21. Without fear -- 22. Old flame -- 23. Last thigs -- 24. Time
Control code
ocn614389767
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
223 p.
Isbn
9780099769019

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