House of Meetings

House of Meetings

Book - 2007
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An extraordinary, harrowing, endlessly surprising novel from a literary master.

In 1946, two brothers and a Jewish girl fall into alignment in pogrom-poised Moscow. The fraternal conflict then marinates in Norlag, a slave-labor camp above the Arctic Circle, where a tryst in the coveted House of Meetings will haunt all three lovers long after the brothers are released. And for the narrator, the sole survivor, the reverberations continue into the new century.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
Edition: 1st North American ed.
ISBN: 9781400044559
1400044553
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 241 p. ; 23 cm.

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pgmitch
Mar 29, 2008

Not one of Amis's finest. It suffers more than most of his novels from the fact that all of Amis's narrators seem to speak in the voice (and exquisite vocabulary) of ... Martin Amis. This is fine when the narrator is a writer, but less so when he is supposed to be a Russian emigre.

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Dec 02, 2013

Around dawn, I started physically preventing certain people from leaving the bar.

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