Author(s): Martin Amis
Charles Highway, a precociously intelligent and highly sexed teenager, is determined to sleep with an older woman before he turns twenty. Rachel fits the bill perfectly and Charles plans his seduction meticulously, sets the scene with infinite care - but it doesn't come off quite as Charles expects.
Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award 20030923
Martin Amis is the author of ten novels, two collections of stories and six collections of non-fiction. His most recent book is House of Meetings (2006).