The Pregnant Widow
Publication Date: December 2010
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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 Nearingtwenty years old, a literature student all clogged up with the English novelis struggling to twist feminism and women’s ascendency toward his own ends.
Martin Amis: Martin Louis Amis (born 25 August 1949) is a British novelist, the author of some of Britain's best-known modern literature, including Money (1984) and London Fields (1989). He is currently Professor of Creative Writing at the Centre for New Writing at the University of Manchester. The Times named him in 2008 as one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. Martin Amis is the author of eleven previous novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories, and six collections of nonfiction, most recently The Second Plane.
Steven Pacey's extensive work in the West End includes Dolly West's Kitchen, The Birthday Party, Things We Do For Love, By Jeeves (Olivier Award nomination), and being directed by Harold Pinter in his successful productions of Celebration and The Room.