The Eye in the Door
The Eye in the Door is the second novel in Pat Barker's classic Regeneration trilogy.
WINNER OF THE 1993 GUARDIAN FICTION PRIZE.
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.
'A new vision of what the First World War did to human beings, male and female, soldiers and civilians'A. S. Byatt, Daily Telegraph
'Every bit as waveringly intense and intelligent as its predecessor'Sunday Times
'Startlingly original . . . spellbinding'Sunday Telegraph
'Gripping, moving, profoundly intelligent . . . bursting with energy and darkly funny' Independent on Sunday
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THE EYE IN THE DOORUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Barker's Regeneration (1992) was a fine novelistic reconstruction of the psychiatric mission to heal British officers damaged by World War I horrors; this equally impressive companion volume ... Read full review
The eye in the doorUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Revisiting World War I England to explore war and its effects on individuals and society, Barker brings back characters that readers will remember from Regeneration(LJ 3/1/92), including bisexual war ... Read full review