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.
"Amis's backwards world is rigorously imagined. It is a world of pathos and cruel hilarity - but the crux, the test of his vision, is what he does with Auschwitz" James Wood Guardian
Martin Amis, geboren 1949 in Swansea, ist einer der bedeutendsten englischen Gegenwartsautoren. Er ist der Verfasser von zahlreichen Romanen, Sachbüchern und Kurzgeschichtensammlungen. Martin Amis lebt in New York.