Rachel Papers

Rachel Papers

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by Martin Amis
     
 

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In his uproarious first novel Martin Amis, author of the bestselling London Fields, gave us one of the most noxiously believable — and curiously touching — adolescents ever to sniffle and lust his way through the pages of contemporary fiction. On the brink of twenty, Charles High-way preps desultorily for Oxford, cheerfully loathes his father, and

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In his uproarious first novel Martin Amis, author of the bestselling London Fields, gave us one of the most noxiously believable — and curiously touching — adolescents ever to sniffle and lust his way through the pages of contemporary fiction. On the brink of twenty, Charles High-way preps desultorily for Oxford, cheerfully loathes his father, and meticulously plots the seduction of a girl named Rachel — a girl who sorely tests the mettle of his cynicism when he finds himself falling in love with her.

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Amis's vision of adolescence is an unvarnished, terrifying and hilarious one."— New Yorker

"A truly sexy and funny book...a delight...the best teenage sex novel since Goodbye Columbus." — New York

"Amis is a born comic novelist, in the tradition that ranges from Dickens to Waugh...He can find laughter in catastrophe and knows that morality shifts sneakily between absolutes and ambiguity...Amis's mercurial style...can rise to Joycean brilliance."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679734581
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Series:
Vintage International Series
Edition description:
Vintage
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
479,239
Product dimensions:
5.15(w) x 7.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Martin Amis is the best-selling author of several books, including London Fields, Money, The Information, and, most recently, Experience. He lives in London.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Oxford, England
Date of Birth:
August 25, 1949
Place of Birth:
Oxford, England
Education:
B.A., Exeter College, Oxford

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