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Book Information: Door, the

Door, the (1987) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

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.

Original title: Az ajtó
Original languages: Hungarian

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEccentric People
FictionGeneral FictionTies That Bind
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics
FictionGeneral FictionTroubled Lives

Edition #1: The Door

The Door (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Rix translation
Translated by: Len Rix
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Manifested in:

The Door (October 1, 2006)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
ISBN: 9780099470281
Pages: 272

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Edition #2: The Door

The Door (1995)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: Draughon translation
Translated by: Stefan Draughon
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Manifested in:

The Door (February 15, 1995)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Boulder, CO
Publisher: East European Monographs
ISBN: 9780880333047
Pages: 318

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