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Time's Arrow, or, The Nature of the Offence

Amis, Martin

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ISBN 10: 0224030930 / ISBN 13: 9780224030939
Published by Cape, London, 1991
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Fine in original boards. One of 200 numbered copies signed by Amis. Unread. Bookseller Inventory # b22536

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Title: Time's Arrow, or, The Nature of the Offence

Publisher: Cape, London

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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The story of a life lived backwards in time. Its narrator, trapped and hurtling towards a terrible secret, moves "out of the blackest sleep" to find himself surrounded by doctors and on the deathbed of a man in whose body he is imprisoned. The novel was shortlisted for the 1991 Booker Prize.

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In this story told backwards, the life of Nazi war criminal, Doctor Tod T. Friendly is told from end to beginning. The doctor dies and then feels markedly better, breaks up with his lovers as a prelude to seducing them and mangles his patients before he sends them home.

Escaping from the body of the dying doctor who had worked in Nazi concentration camps, the doctor's consciousness begins living the doctor's life backwards, aware only that he is living the life of a horrible man at a horrible place in time.

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