The Door

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9780151263707: The Door
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Text: English, French (translation)

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A reminder of the late author's insight and artistic understatement, this 1962 original retains force in Woodward's translation. Simenon creates a mood of impending tragedy as he recounts the thoughts tormenting Bernard Foy 20 years after his hands were blown off in WW II. Fitted with a mechanical device, Bernard paints lampshades at home in Paris while his adored wife, Nelly, works at an office job. Although they have lived and loved contentedly since their youth, Bernard begins to suspect Nelly's attentions to a neighbor in their apartment building. Never late returning from work, always affectionate, Nelly gives her husband no cause to doubt her fidelity. Still, Bernard, acting like his own Iago, feeds his jealousy until he gives in to the temptation to open the door to the apartment of his supposed rival. The unsuspected ending seems inevitable. Portraying the frailties of the human psyche, Simenon creates characters with the presence of his renowned Inspector Maigret.
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