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Time's arrow, or, The nature of the offence

By: Amis, Martin

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0099455358 / 9780099455356
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Contemporary classics
20 cm 176 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 1991.

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize Time's Arrow tells the story, backwards, of the life of Nazi war criminal, Doctor Tod T Friendly.

He 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.


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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