House of Meetings

House of Meetings

Book - 2007
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An extraordinary novel that ratifies Martin Amis’s standing as “a force unto himself,” as The Washington Post has attested: “There is, quite simply, no one else like him.”

House of Meetings is a love story, gothic in timbre and triangular in shape. In 1946, two brothers and a Jewish girl fall into alignment in pogrom-poised Moscow. The fraternal conflict then marinates in Norlag, a slave-labor camp above the Arctic Circle, where a tryst in the coveted House of Meetings will haunt all three lovers long after the brothers are released. And for the narrator, the sole survivor, the reverberations continue into the new century.

Harrowing, endlessly surprising, epic in breadth yet intensely intimate, House of Meetings reveals once again that “Amis is a stone-solid genius . . . a dazzling star of wit and insight” (The Wall Street Journal).



Baker & Taylor
The conflict and rivalry between two brothers in love with the same Jewish girl moves from the turmoil of 1946 Moscow to Norlag, a slave-labor camp above the Arctic Circle, where a tryst in the House of Meetings will have a profound and haunting influence on three characters. By the author of Money and Yellow Dog. 40,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
House of Meetings is a love story, gothic in timbre and triangular in shape. In 1946, two brothers and a Jewish girl fall into alignment in pogrom-poised Moscow. The fraternal conflict then marinates in Norlag, a slave-labor camp above the Arctic Circle, where a tryst in the coveted House of Meetings will haunt all three lovers long after the brothers are released. And for the narrator, the sole survivor, the reverberations continue into the new century.

Baker
& Taylor

The rivalry between two brothers in love with the same Jewish girl moves from 1946 Moscow to a slave-labor camp above the Arctic Circle, where a tryst in the House of Meetings will have a haunting influence on three characters.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781400044559
1400044553
Branch Call Number: FICTION AMIS
Characteristics: 241 p.

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pgmitch
Mar 29, 2008

Not one of Amis's finest. It suffers more than most of his novels from the fact that all of Amis's narrators seem to speak in the voice (and exquisite vocabulary) of ... Martin Amis. This is fine when the narrator is a writer, but less so when he is supposed to be a Russian emigre.

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Dec 02, 2013

Around dawn, I started physically preventing certain people from leaving the bar.

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