A spirited evening is in store for all as Martin Amis makes this most welcome return to Seattle. Widely considered one of the foremost writers at work today, he has a remarkable body of work, works of fiction and nonfiction prose—Dead Babies, Einstein's Monsters, London Fields, The Information, Experience, and Visiting Mrs. Nabokov, among the many. He is here tonight with his already highly-praised new novel, House of Meetings (Knopf).
"Unmistakably Amis's best novel since London Fields...A grimly mesmerized retrospect on what Sovietologist and poet Robert Conquest called the last 'ravaged century'...A slender, moving novel, streaked with dark comedy, which investigates how Stalinism exacted a price from its subjects, a price which was 'to be paid by the spoonful or shovelful, but by the dayful, the yearful, the lifefull.'" - Robert MacFarlane, Sunday Times.
"A slight novel in size only, House of Meetings provides an impressively full and frightening look at Stalin's labour camps...Painful, trenchant, ad elegantly written...serious in the best sense..." - Lionel Shriver, The Daily Telegraph.
$5 tickets are available at Elliott Bay Book Company starting December 30. Town Hall Seattle is located at 1119 Eighth Avenue (entrance on Seneca). For more information, please call Elliott Bay at (206) 624-6600.
Official Website: http://www.elliottbaybook.com/events/jan07/amis.jsp
Added by blackestcoat on January 21, 2007