The Door (Compact Disc)

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By Magda Szabó, Sian Thomas (Read by), Len Rix (Translator)
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I was completely awestruck by this book. Szabó's writing is masterful, and the way she builds and bends the development of her two main characters and their relationship is completely fascinating. Truly dark without relying on being gruesome, this book is like its own doorway into a world full of suspicion, derision, and manners--by no means a happy book, but one which will wrap you up in its spell right from the first page.

— Jacob


Intense, brilliant and moving, The Door is a compelling story about the relationship between two women of opposing backgrounds and personalities: one, an intellectual and writer; the other, her housekeeper, a mysterious, elderly woman who sets her own rules and abjures religion, education, pretense and any kind of authority. Beneath this hardened exterior of Emerence lies a painful story that must be concealed.

One of Hungary's best-known writers, Magda Szabó here explores themes of love, loyalty, pride and privacy, and the barriers and secrets that govern them.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781094015743
ISBN-10: 1094015741
Publisher: Naxos
Publication Date: May 12th, 2020
Language: English