The Door (novel)
|Original title||Az ajtó|
|Publisher||East European Monographs/Harvill Secker|
|Publication date||15 February 1995 / 20 October 2005|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
|ISBN||ISBN 0-88033-304-9 (USA)
ISBN 1-84343-193-9 (UK)
|LC Classification||PH3351.S592 A7413 1994|
It was originally published in Hungary in 1987, and translated into English in 1995 by Stefan Draughon for American publication, and again in 2005 by Len Rix for British publication. Rix's translation won the 2006 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, and was short-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.
A childless woman writer, Magda, hires an older housekeeper, Emerence, who behaves oddly, but eventually they develop a kind of friendship.
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