Set in London in 1918, "The Eye in the Door" is an intense and profoundly intelligent examination of the effects of war, continuing the interwoven stories of Dr William Rivers, Billy Prior, and Siegfried Sassoon begun in "Regeneration". "The Eye in the Door" was awarded the 1993 Guardian Fiction Prize, while the final volume in the "Regeneration" trilogy, "The Ghost Road", won the Booker Prize in 1995. Writing in the "Sunday Times", Peter Kemp said, 'In the climate of exhaustion and hysteria amid which the war is wearing to its close, pressures to fall into line become fierce and take ugly forms. At the forefront of her story, Barker places figures especially menaced by this: pacifists, conscientious objectors and homosexuals ...a sequel every bit as unwaveringly intense and intelligent as its predecessor'.
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"An impressive work, illuminating with compassion and insight the toll the war exacted from Britain's combatants and their world... Perhaps the book's greatest achievement is the lucid sense it provides of that maddening and heartbreaking species of absurdity one character calls 'a certain kind of Englishness.'" The New York Times
"Quietly powerful... As haunting as its predecessor, this moving antiwar novel is also a cautionary tale about the price of cultural conformity." Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"There seems to be absolutely no skepticism about this process in Barker's fictional make-up and this perhaps is what gives her work its undeniable integrity... By highlighting the war's persecuted sexual and political dissenters, The Eye In the Door, like all of Barker's work, shows her commitment to the process of reclaiming silenced voices." The Guardian"
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140168788
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0140168788