Once upon a time there was a king, and the king commissioned his favorite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn t show you your reflection. It showed you your soul it showed you who you really were.The wizard couldn t look at it without turning away. The king couldn t look at it. The courtiers couldn t look at it. A chestful of treasure was offered to anyone who could look at it for sixty seconds without turning away. And one could.The Zone of Interest is a love story with a violently unromantic setting. Can love survive the mirror? Can we even meet each other s eye, after we have seen who we really are? Powered by both wit and compassion, and in characteristically vivid prose, Martin Amis s unforgettable new vel excavates the depths and contradictions of the human soul.
Martin Amis is the author of thirteen previous novels, most recently Lionel Asbo; the memoirExperience; two collections of stories and six works of nonfiction. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.