The Door by Magda Szabó

Magda Szabó by Bodo Gabor
Magda Szabó by Bodo Gabor
The Door by Magda Szabó
The Door by Magda Szabó

What is behind the door?

Do not come to this book expecting to find easy answers to any of your tired questions about relationships, faith, poverty, love, or the meaning of life. Check your preconceptions at the door.

This is the real thing; it’s full of blood and sweat, ugliness and beauty; of simple truths set amidst racking inconsistencies, ambition, knowledge, accomplishment, growth, honesty.

Like life, the stories we tell to explain the things that happen barely graze whatever it is that we call the concrete reality of our lives. Our stories skim and skip from toehold to toehold, and out of a few, sometimes contradictory particles of perception, we create illusions of solidity, the cracked fictions in which we live, and, most importantly and ultimately, from which we touch one another.

The door is about touching another human being; connections built on alienations, mistaken beliefs, weakness and poor judgment.  Real connections. Tragedy, toil, and real love.

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