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Description - The Zone of Interest by Martin Amis

Shortlisted for the 2015 Walter Scott Prize

'Surely his masterpiece... Intelligent, terrifying and comic... Amis has tackled the biggest questions with imagination and intelligence, and the ultimate strength of this masterly novel is that he knows, and shows, that although there is no answer to the questions Auschwitz poses, we must never stop asking them. Read it, ponder it - revel in it indeed - then read it again.'
Allan Massie, Scotsman

There was an old story about a king who asked his favourite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn't show you your reflection. Instead, it showed you your soul - it showed you who you really were. But the king couldn't look into the mirror without turning away, and nor could his courtiers. No one could.

What happens when we discover who we really are? And how do we come to terms with it? Fearless and original, The Zone of Interest is a violently dark love story set against a backdrop of unadulterated evil, and a vivid journey into the depths and contradictions of the human soul.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099593683
ISBN-10: 0099593688
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 20mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 28-May-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Martin Amis

Martin Amis is the author of two collections of stories, six works of non-fiction, and thirteen previous novels, most recently Lionel Asbo.

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