The Times discusses the sexual trauma incorporated into Martin Amis's new autobiographical novel ...
He was 56 when he started the latest draft, the same age as his main character Keith, who suffers “sexual trauma” at the hands of two 20-year-old blondes and is mocked by his offspring for looking like a tramp.
... as his wife, Isabel Fonseca, shares what she knows about men with Guardian readers.
My husband shares certain essential qualities with my father, which, in its fatefulness, is quite depressing - as if I had no hand in the choosing. Both are artists - that is, utterly preoccupied with their own stuff. This can be trying at times, but it's also useful, if it echoes your own needs and appetites - for solitude, for work. Parity's the thing. Every artist is most alive when alone - and they don't really take holidays, no knocking off at six. I get that. But I don't recommend it for my daughters.