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The woman who walked into doors

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Published by Penguin in London .

About the Book

Gritty and moving, The Woman Who Walked Into Doors has been widely described as Roddy Doyle's best work to date.My name is Paula Spencer. I am thirty-nine years old. It was my birthday last week. I was married for eighteen years. My husband died last year. He was shot by the Guards. He left me a year before that. I threw him out. His name was Charles Spencer; everyone called him Charlo.' The Woman Who Walked Into Doors is one of Roddy Doyle's finest achievement to date, the heart-rending story of a woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after a violent, abusive marriage and a worsening drink problem. Paula Spencer 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 powerless. Capturing both her vulnerability and her strength, Doyle gives Paula a voice that is real and unforgettable. Lean, sexy, funny and poignant, The Woman Who Walked Into Doors shows, yet again, that Roddy Doyle has an unparalleled gift for transforming ordinary life into great literature.

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Med humor, ømhed og iskold vrede fortæller en 39-årig irsk kvinde om sin fattige opvækst og ægteskabet med den vidunderlige - og voldelige - mand, som hun smed ud og som nu er død.

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226 sider.
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