Other People

Other People

by Martin Amis
     
 

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She wakes in an emergency room in a London hospital, to a voice that tells her: "You're on your own now. Take care. Be good." She has no knowledge of her name, her past, or even her species. It takes her a while to realize that she is human -- and that the beings who threaten, befriend, and violate her are other people. Some of whom seem to know all about… See more details below

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She wakes in an emergency room in a London hospital, to a voice that tells her: "You're on your own now. Take care. Be good." She has no knowledge of her name, her past, or even her species. It takes her a while to realize that she is human -- and that the beings who threaten, befriend, and violate her are other people. Some of whom seem to know all about 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.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Amis's darkly comic study of an amnesiac young woman and the construction of selfhood.
Library Journal
Amis here weaves a tale of a young woman suffering from amnesia who assumes a new identity while trying to piece together the mystery of her forgotten life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307497185
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/31/2010
Series:
Vintage International
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
2 MB

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