About this book
The first new title from Amis in three years, this was chosen as Book Of The Year by Lionel Shriver, Geordie Grieg and Adam Mars-Jones on its hardback publication. Centring on a love triangle played out in Moscow and the Stalinist slave camps, it's a short novel of great depth and richness. 'The novel has a culminative power and resonates with many reflections about the course of individual destiny in a profoundly cruel universe' Douglas Kennedy, "The Times"
There were conjugal visits in the slave camps of the USSR. Valiant women would travel continental distances, over weeks and months, in the hope of spending a night, with their particular enemy of the people, in the House of Meetings. The consequences of these liaisons were almost invariably tragic. This title is about one such liaison.