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Dead Babies
by Martin Amis


Overview - If the Marquis de Sade were to crash one of P. G. Wodehouse's house parties, the chaos might resemble the nightmarishly funny goings-on in this novel by the author of London Fields. The residents of Appleseed Rectory have primed themselves both for a visit from a triad of Americans and a weekend of copious drug taking and sexual gymnastics.  Read more...

 
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Overview
If the Marquis de Sade were to crash one of P. G. Wodehouse's house parties, the chaos might resemble the nightmarishly funny goings-on in this novel by the author of London Fields. The residents of Appleseed Rectory have primed themselves both for a visit from a triad of Americans and a weekend of copious drug taking and sexual gymnastics. There's even a heifer to be slugged and a pair of doddering tenants to be ingeniously harassed. But none of these variously bright and dull young things has counted on the intrusion of "dead babies" -- dreary spasms of reality. Or on the uninvited presence of a mysterious prankster named Johnny, whose sinister idea of fun makes theirs look like a game of backgammon.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780679734499
  • ISBN-10: 067973449X
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: April 1991
  • Page Count: 220
  • Dimensions: 8.52 x 5.5 x 0.53 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.64 pounds

Series: Vintage International

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