The second installment in the Regeneration Trilogy It is the spring of 1918, and Britain is faced with the possibility of defeat by Germany. A beleaguered government and a vengeful public target two groups as scapegoats: pacifists and homosexuals. Many are jailed, others lead dangerous double lives, the the eye in the door becomes a symbol of the paraia that threatens to destroy the very fabric of British society. Central to this vel are such compelling, richly imagined characters as the brilliant and compassionate Dr. William Rivers; his most famous patient, the poet Siegfried Sassoon; and Lieutenant Billy Prior, who plays a central role as a domestic intelligence agent. With compelling, realistic dialogue and a keen eye for the social issues that have gone overlooked in mainstream media, The Eye in the Dooris a triumph that equals Regenerationand the third vel in the trilogy, the 1995 Booker Prize-winningThe Ghost Road, establishing Pat Barker's place in the very forefront of contemporary velists.
Pat Barkerhas earned a place in the first rank of contemporary British writers with such novels asUnion Street, Regeneration(shortlisted for Britain's prestigious Booker Prize and chosen by theNew York Timesas one of the four best novels of 1992), The Eye in the Door (winner of the 1993 Guardian fiction prize), The Ghost Road(winner of the 1995 Booker Prize), and Noonday. Pat Barker lives in Durham, England.