The Eye in the Door

The Eye in the Door

Pat Barker


The moment installment within the Regeneration Trilogy
 
It is the spring of 1918, and Britain is confronted with the potential of defeat through Germany. A beleaguered govt and a vengeful public goal teams as scapegoats: pacifists and homosexuals. Many are jailed, others lead harmful double lives, the "the eye within the door" turns into an emblem of the paranoia that threatens to spoil the very textile of British society.

Central to this novel are such compelling, richly imagined characters because the marvelous and compassionate Dr. William Rivers; his most renowned sufferer, the poet Siegfried Sassoon; and Lieutenant Billy earlier, who performs a imperative function as a family intelligence agent.  With compelling, reasonable discussion and a prepared eye for the social matters that experience long past ignored in mainstream media, The Eye within the Door is a triumph that equalsRegeneration and the 3rd novel within the trilogy, the 1995 Booker Prize-winning The Ghost Road, constructing Pat Barker's position within the very vanguard of up to date novelists.

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