"A great storyteller, although he was much more than a storyteller."
Just when Stanley Duke thinks it safe to sink into middle age, his son, Steve, goes insane. As if that weren't terrible enough, Stanley finds himself beset on all sides by women neurotic, half-baked, critical or just plain capricious. As one by one they gnaw away at his composure, Stanley wonders whether insanity is not something with which all women are intimately acquainted.
|Publisher:||Random House UK|
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.75(d)|
About the Author
KINGSLEY AMIS was born in south London in 1922 and was educated at the City of London School and St John's College, Oxford. After the publication of Lucky Jim in 1954, Kingsley Amis wrote over twenty novels, including The Alteration, winner of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, The Old Devils, winner of the Booker Prize in 1986, and The Biographer's Moustache, which was to be his last book. He also wrote on politics, education, language, films, television, restaurants and drink. Kingsley Amis was awarded the CBE in 1981 and received a knighthood in 1990. He died in October 1995.