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Description - The Door by Magda Szabo

A young writer, struggling for success, employs an elderly woman called Emerence to be her housekeeper.From their first encounter it is clear that Emerence is no ordinary maid.Although everyone in the neighbourhood knows and respects her, no one knows anything about her private life or has ever crossed her threshold. Only a great drama in the writer s life prompts Emerence to unveil glimpses of her traumatic past a past which sheds light on her peculiar behaviour. The Door brilliantly evokes the development of the bond between these two very different women, and the tragic ending to their relationship.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099470281
ISBN-10: 0099470284
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Magda Szabo

Magda Szab was born in 1917 in Debrecen (Hungary). She began her literary career as a poet. In the 50s she disappeared from the publishing scene for political reasons and survived on teaching and translations from the French and the English. It was then she began writing novels. In 1978, Magda was awarded the Kossuth Prize, the most prestigious literary award in Hungary. She is one the most famous living writers in Hungary today.

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