By: Barker, Pat

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Book Condition: Near Fine

A copy that has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Pat Barker's brilliant antiwar novel, Regeneration, was widely hailed as a masterpiece and was named by the New York Times Book Review as one of the f our best novels of 1992. Now Pat Barker returns to the World War I era with The Eye in the Door, winner of the Guardian Fiction Prize for 1993. It is the spring of 1918. On the battlefields of France, a mammoth German o ffensive threatens the English army with defeat. In England itself, a belea guered government and panic-stricken, vengeful public seek scapegoats. Two groups are targeted for persecution and prosecution: pacifists and homosexu als. Many are jailed, others lead dangerous double lives; and "the eye in t he door" becomes a symbol of the paranoia that threatens to destroy the ver y fabric of British society. Central to this novel is Lieutenant Billy Prior, recently released from tre atment for shell shock by psychiatrist Dr. William Rivers. Prior is in Lond on, assigned to a domestic Intelligence unit. His position demands that he investigate an imprisoned female pacifist accused of plotting a political a ssassination - a woman who raised him as a child, and who now accuses him o f betraying that childhood. At the same time, he has had a casual but inten se sexual encounter with a fellow patient of Dr. Rivers - Charles Manning, an upperclass officer whose social status and battlefield wounds must shiel d him from the growing danger of his exposure as a homosexual. Billy Prior is the man in the middle: a child of the working class r.


Author Name: Barker, Pat

Categories: General Fiction,

Publisher: Plume: 1995

ISBN Number: 0452272726

ISBN Number 13: 9780452272729

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: RWARE0000051804