The Woman Who Walked into Doors
Author(s): Roddy Doyle
From the Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, the heartrending story of a brave and tenacious housewife
Look for Roddy Doyle's new novel, Smile, coming in October of 2017
Paula Spencer is a thirty-nine-year-old working-class woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after marriage to an abusive husband and a worsening drinking problem. Paula recalls her contented childhood, the audacity she learned as a teenager, the exhilaration of her romance with Charlo, and the marriage to him that left her feeling powerless. Capturing both her vulnerability and her strength, Roddy Doyle gives Paula a voice that is real and unforgettable.
1997. Reprint. A near fine copy.
Gritty and moving, The Woman Who Walked Into Doors has been widely described as Roddy Doyle's best work to date.
"Roddy Doyle's unsparing examination of a brutal marriage transcends the boundaries of class and nationhood."
"Paula Spencer may be Doyle's most successful literary creation yet, a tour de force of literary ventriloquism that gives the lie to the old writing workshop canard that a man can't write from the point of view of a woman, let alone in her voice."
Roddy Doyle was born in Dublin in 1958. His first novel, The Commitments, was published to great acclaim in 1987 and was made into a very successful film by Alan Parker. The Snapper was published in 1990 and has also been made into a film, directed by Stephen Frears. Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, which won the Booker Prize in 1993, was the largest-selling winner in the history of the prize and has been published in nineteen languages. His latest novel is the sequel to The Woman Whob Walked Into Doors, Paula Spencer.
- : 9780749395995
- : MINERVA
- : MINERVA
- : 0.17
- : July 1997
- : 198mm X 130mm X 15mm
- : United Kingdom
- : books
- : Modern fiction
- : 240
- : good
- : 823.914
- : English
- : New edition
- : Paperback
- : Roddy Doyle