In this remarkable work of autobiography, the son of the great comic novelist Kingsley Amis explores his relationship with his father and writes about the various crises of Kingsley's life, including the final one of his death.
In this remarkable work of autobiography, the son of the great comic novelist Kingsiey Amis, Martin Amis explores his relationship with his father and writes about the various crises of Kingsiey's life, including the final crisis of his death.Amis also reflects on the life and legacy of his cousin, Lucy Partington, who disappeared without trace in 1973 and was exhumed twenty years later from the basement of Frederick West, one of Britain's most prolific serial murderers.
Martin Amis is the author of ten novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction. He lives in New York.
"A scrupulous and candid writer" Guardian "His memoir is dazzling, provocative and mordant" -- Arthur Smith The Week "Funny, sad, moving and absolutely riveting" Daily Telegraph "On virtually every page there is a phrase that is blissfully funny and ingenious...never less than compelling" Mail on Sunday "Three times in the reading of this book, the courage, compassion and simplicity of Amis's writing brought me to tears. As a portrait of sustaining love between a father and a son, Experience stands alone among the testaments" The Time
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