House of Meetings
By Martin Amis
(Knopf, Hardcover, 9781400044559, 256pp.)
Publication Date: January 16, 2007
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An extraordinary novel that ratifies Martin Amis’s standing as “a force unto himself,” as The Washington Post has attested: “There is, quite simply, no one else like him.”
House of Meetings is a love story, gothic in timbre and triangular in shape. 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 lovers long after the brothers are released. And for the narrator, the sole survivor, the reverberations continue into the new century.
Harrowing, endlessly surprising, epic in breadth yet intensely intimate, House of Meetings reveals once again that “Amis is a stone-solid genius . . . a dazzling star of wit and insight” (The Wall Street Journal).
Martin Amis’s best sellers include the novels Money, London Fields, and The Information, as well his memoir, Experience. He lives in London.
Martin Amis’s Dead Babies, Einstein’s Monsters, Experience, Heavy Water, The Information, Koba the Dread, Night Train, Other People, The Rachel Papers, Success, Time’s Arrow, Visiting Mrs. Nabokov, The War Against Cliché, and Yellow Dog are available in Vintage paperback, as is Vintage Amis, a selection of his finest work.