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House of Meetings (2007) [Novel]
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A haunting new novel that ratifies Martin Amisís standing as "a force unto himself," as the Washington Post has attested: "There is simply no one else like him."

In the slave labour camps of the Soviet Union, conjugal visits were a common occurrence. Valiant women would travel vast distances, over weeks and months, in the hope of spending just one night with their lovers in the so-called House of Meetings. Unsurprisingly, the results of these visits were almost invariably tragic.

Martin Amisís new novel, The House of Meetings, is about one such visit; it is a love story, gothic in timbre and triangular in shape. Two brothers fall in love with the same woman, a nineteen-year-old Jewish girl, in 1946 Moscow, a city poised for pogrom in the gap between war and the death of Stalin. The brothers are arrested, and their fraternal conflict then marinates over the course of a decade in a slave labour camp above the Arctic Circle. The destinies of all three lovers remain unresolved until 1982; but for the sole survivor, the reverberations continue into the next century.

A short novel of great depth and richness, The House of Meetings finds Martin Amis at the height of his powers, in new and remarkably fertile fictional territory.

Original title: House of Meetings
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionHistoricalWorld War IIGeneral
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

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House of Meetings (2007)
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Language: English

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House of Meetings (January 2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9781400096015
Pages: 241

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House of Meetings (January 2008)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto, ON
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780676977882
Pages: 241

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House of Meetings (2007)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Toronto, ON
Publisher: Knopf Canada
ISBN: 9780676977875

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