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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.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Vintage Publishing Publication Date: 13/08/2003 ISBN-13: 9780099455356  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Martin Amis is the author of fourteen novels, the memoir Experience, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction. He lives in New York.

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When Tod T Friendly dies, his consciousness escapes his body and begins to re-live his life backwards. He begins life as a doctor in American suburbia, mangling his patients before sending them home fixed, ending relationships before falling in love, and watching his deceased friends and relatives being dug out of the ground are brought (back) to life. As he progresses further backwards, however, a sinister past and his true identity are uncovered: as a doctor in Nazi concentration camps during the Second World War, Friendly was involved in the genocide at Auschwitz. But is this the way his backwards-moving consciousness will re-live it? - Josh

Westfield White City Bookstore - 23/02/2012

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