The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis

The Pregnant Widow by Martin Amis (Knopf, $26.95, 370 pp.)

By Richard von Busack

Some wiseacre (maybe it was the now-forgotten proto-McSweeneyite Jack Douglas?) once summed up the plot of Of Human Bondage as “a story about a guy with a clubfoot getting kicked around by a girl, when it seems like it would have made more [...]