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Other People: A Mystery Story

Martin Amis

Published by The Viking Press, 1981
ISBN 10: 0670529486 / ISBN 13: 9780670529483
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Title: Other People: A Mystery Story

Publisher: The Viking Press

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed

Edition: First Edition.


Flat SIGNED by Martin Amis on the title page. The volume is remaindered on the bottom edge and has a stamped price on the front endpaper. The unclipped dustjacket is edge rubbed, has a scrape on the spine, a crease on the front flap, and is starting to exhibit some age toning. The jacket is now in protective mylar. Bookseller Inventory # 1007240001

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Synopsis: She wakes in an emergency room in a London hospital, to a voice that tells her: "You're on your own now. Take care. Be good." She has no knowledge of her name, her past, or even her species. It takes her a while to realize that she is human -- and that the beings who threaten, befriend, and violate her are other people. Some of whom seem to know all about her.

In this eerie, blackly funny, and sometimes disorienting novel, Martin Amis gives us a mystery that is as ambitious as it is intriguing, an investigation of a young woman's violent extinction that also traces her construction of a new and oddly innocent self.

From the Back Cover: "Powerful and electrifying... Other People is a metaphysical thriller, Kafka reshot in the style of Psycho." -- J. G. Ballard

"One of the most gifted novelists of his generation." -- Time

"Amis is a force unto himself... There is, quite simply, no one else like him." -- Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post Book World

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