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House of Meetings

(2006)
A collection of stories by

 
Martin Amis's new book takes the form of a novella and two stories. The novella "House of Meetings" is a love story, gothic in timbre and triangular in shape. Two brothers and a Jewish girl fall into alignment in the pogrom-poised Moscow of 1946; and the fraternal conflict then marinates in Norlag, a slave-labour camp above the Arctic Circle. The destinies of all three lovers remain unresolved until the days after the death of Brezhnev in 1982; and for the single survivor the reverberations continue into the next century. Accompanied by one of the 'muscle' Saudis, Muhammad Atta drove to Portland, Maine, on September 10, 2001. No one knows why. In "The Last Days of Muhammad Atta", Martin Amis provides a rationale for Atta's insouciant detour, and for other lacunae in the 'planes operation'. We follow Atta on that day: from his small-hour awakening in the budget hotel room in Portland, all the way to 8:46:40 a.m. - and beyond. "In the Palace of the End" is narrated by one of the doubles of a Middle Eastern tyrant: Saddam Hussein, as it might be (or Uday Hussein, his demented son and heir). The double divides his day between epic torture and epic lovemaking with picked beauties - all of it filmed for the delectation of the dictator. He also has a third obligation: he must duplicate on his person the wounds sustained by the dictator in the almost-daily attempts on his life. These themes and settings may look like unfamiliar ground for Martin Amis. But in fact he is returning to his central preoccupation: the nature of masculinity, and the connections between male sexuality and violence.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: House of Meetings
Author(s): Martin Amis
ISBN: 0-676-97787-1 / 978-0-676-97787-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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January 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: House of Meetings
Author(s): Martin Amis
ISBN: 1-4000-4455-3 / 978-1-4000-4455-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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September 2006 : UK Hardback
Title: House of Meetings
Author(s): Martin Amis
ISBN: 0-224-07609-4 / 978-0-224-07609-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
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Paperback Editions

October 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: House of Meetings
Author(s): Martin Amis
ISBN: 0-09-948868-X / 978-0-09-948868-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2008 : USA Paperback
Title: House of Meetings
Author(s): Martin Amis
ISBN: 0-676-97788-X / 978-0-676-97788-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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1900 : USA Paperback
Title: House of Meetings (Vintage International)
Author(s): Martin Amis
ISBN: 1-4000-9601-4 / 978-1-4000-9601-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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October 2007 : UK Paperback
Title: House of Meetings
Author(s): Martin Amis
ISBN: 0-09-951603-9 / 978-0-09-951603-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: House of Meetings
Author(s): MARTIN AMIS
ISBN: 0-307-38666-X / 978-0-307-38666-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: VINTAGE
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Audio Editions

October 2010 : USA Audio edition
Title: House of Meetings
Author(s): Martin Amis
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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2007 : UK Audio CD
Title: House of Meetings
Author(s):
ISBN: 1-4056-8953-6 / 978-1-4056-8953-3 (UK edition)
Publisher:
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2007 : USA Audio CD
Title: House of Meetings
Author(s): Martin Amis
ISBN: 0-7927-4734-8 / 978-0-7927-4734-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: BBC Audiobooks America
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Kindle Editions

July 2013 : UK Kindle edition
Title: House of Meetings
Author(s): Martin Amis
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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July 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: House of Meetings
Author(s): Martin Amis
Publisher: Vintage Canada
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January 2007 : USA Kindle edition
Title: House of Meetings
Author(s): Martin Amis
Publisher: Vintage
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