The Pregnant Widow

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The Pregnant Widow

By Martin Amis; Steven Pacey (Narrated by)

Audiogo, Compact Disc, 9781609981365

Publication Date: December 14, 2010


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 twenty years old, a literature student all clogged up with the English novel is struggling to twist feminism and women's ascendancy toward his own ends.

About the Author
J.G. Ballard was born in Shanghai in 1930 and lived in England from 1946 until his death in London in 2009. He is the author of nineteen novels, including "Empire of the Sun", "The Drought", and "Crash", with many of them made into major films.

Steven Pacey s extensive work in the West End includes the role of Alec in Dolly West s "Kitchen", Stanley in "The Birthday Party", Hamish in "Things We Do for Love", and Bertie Wooster in "By Jeeves "for which he earned an Olivier Award nomination. He was also directed by Harold Pinter in his successful productions of "Celebration "and "The Room". Pacey has appeared in numerous television roles, including Tarrant in "Blake s 7", and has made over three hundred radio broadcasts.