Time's Arrow

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Shortlisted for the Booker Prize

Time's Arrow, Martin Amis

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.

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  • Paperback
    $19.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780099455356
    Published: 03/11/2003
    Imprint: Vintage
    Extent: 176 pages
  • eBook
    ISBN: 9781446401408
    Published: 01/08/2011
    Imprint: Vintage Digital
    Extent: 176 pages
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Martin Amis

Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of twelve previous novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction, most recently The Second Plane. He lives in New York.