"With sly, affectionate humor and acute insight, this flawless mystery by an Israeli literature professor traces the parallel processes of police detection and psychoanalysis. A complex, fully satisfying resolution wraps up this masterful American debut." (Publishers Weekly)
Under the leadership of Dr. Mark Calkins, the Mechanics’ Institute offers bi-weekly Proust discussions on a semester basis. The new semester begins on September 14th. Register now!
The Door is an unsettling exploration of the relationship between two very different women who become dependent upon one anpother, sharing a complex kind of love — until one of the women's long-sought success as a writer leads to a devastating revelation.
“Radiant as [To the Lighthouse] is in its beauty, there could never be a mistake about it: here is a novel to the last degree severe and uncompromising. I think that beyond being about the very nature of reality, it is itself a vision of reality,” said Eudora Welty of this novel which explores the complex tensions and allegiances of family life.