In How To Get Away With Suicide, Malcolm’s marriage disintegrates; he leaves his wife and children and moves into a flat nearby, yet feels so far away. Malcolm rants through the night, searching for the perfect way to kill himself and make it look like an accident.

You Go When You Can No Longer Stay tells the story of Hilary and Ruth. After years together, Hilary suddenly runs up a vast credit card bill, takes to drinking rich red wines, reads slim volumes of poetry and becomes thin. Martin Amis has crept into their relationship and Hilary is leaving.  

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