Charles Highway, a highly-sexed, precocious 19-year-old, is determined to sleep with an older woman before he turns 20, and dark-haired Rachel fits the bill perfectly. He plots strategies, plans the seduction meticulously, sets the scene, - but it doesn't come out quite as he expects.
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Amis's vision of adolescence is an unvarnished, terrifying and hilarious one."-- New Yorker "A truly sexy and funny book...a delight...the best teenage sex novel since Goodbye Columbus." -- New York "Amis is a born comic novelist, in the tradition that ranges from Dickens to Waugh...He can find laughter in catastrophe and knows that morality shifts sneakily between absolutes and ambiguity...Amis's mercurial style...can rise to Joycean brilliance." "From the Trade Paperback edition.
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