The Eye in the Door

The Eye in the Door

Book - 1993
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Penguin Putnam
The second installment in the Regeneration Trilogy

It is the spring of 1918, and Britain is faced with the possibility of defeat by Germany. A beleaguered government and a vengeful public target two groups as scapegoats: pacifists and homosexuals. Many are jailed, others lead dangerous double lives, the "the eye in the door" becomes a symbol of the paranoia that threatens to destroy the very fabric of British society.

Central to this novel are such compelling, richly imagined characters as the brilliant and compassionate Dr. William Rivers; his most famous patient, the poet Siegfried Sassoon; and Lieutenant Billy Prior, who plays a central role as a domestic intelligence agent. With compelling, realistic dialogue and a keen eye for the social issues that have gone overlooked in mainstream media, The Eye in the Door is a triumph that equals Regeneration and the third novel in the trilogy, the 1995 Booker Prize-winning The Ghost Road, establishing Pat Barker's place in the very forefront of contemporary novelists.

Publisher: New York : Plume, 1993, 1995 printing
ISBN: 9780670844142
Characteristics: 280 p


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nadian Aug 21, 2010

Sexual Content: Graphic descriptions of sexual scenes

nadian Aug 21, 2010

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Violence: Descriptions of war violence and some domestic violence


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Nov 03, 2016

*Read second* in Regeneration series

nadian Aug 21, 2010

Every bit as intriguing and shocking as the first installment but with a greater focus on ordinary life away from the trenches during the war.

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nadian Aug 21, 2010

The Second Book in the Regeneration Trilogy:
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...

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