The Eye in the Door

Pat Barker

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Penguin Books Ltd
1 May 2008
ISBN: 9780141030944
Paperback

From the publisher

The masterful second novel in Pat Barker's classic 'Regeneration' trilogy - from the Booker Prize-winning and Women's Prize-shortlisted author of The Silence of the Girls

WINNER OF THE 1993 GUARDIAN FICTION PRIZE

'Spellbinding and startlingly original' Sunday Telegraph

'Gripping, moving, profoundly intelligent' Independent on Sunday

'A new vision of what the First World War did to human beings, male and female, soldiers and civilians' A. S. Byatt, Daily Telegraph


London, 1918. Billy Prior is working for Intelligence in the Ministry of Munitions. But his private encounters with women and men - pacifists, objectors, homosexuals - conflict with his duties as a soldier, and it is not long before his sense of himself fragments and breaks down. Forced to consult the man who helped him before - army psychiatrist William Rivers - Prior must confront his inability to be the dutiful soldier his superiors wish him to be. The Eye in the Door is a heart-rending study of the contradictions of war and of those forced to live through it.

The Regeneration Trilogy:
Regeneration
The Eye in the Door
The Ghost Road