House of doors By Tan Twang Eng

by Nikki Temkin
House of doors By Tan Twang Eng - BabyYumYum
House of doors By Tan Twang Eng - BabyYumYum
From the bestselling author of The Garden of Evening Mists, The House of Doors is a spellbinding novel about love and betrayal, colonialism and revolution, storytelling and redemption. The year is 1921. Lesley Hamlyn and her husband, Robert, a lawyer and war veteran, are living at Cassowary House on the Straits Settlement of Penang. When “Willie” Somerset Maugham, a famed writer and old friend of Robert's, arrives for an extended visit with his secretary Gerald, the…

House of doors By Tan Twang Eng is a haunting novel based on real events, themes include race, power, sexuality and gender. Set in Penang in 1921, it’s loosely based on the life of famed yet unhappy writer Willie Somerset Maughn, and the friendship he strikes up with his friend’s wife. It’s no wonder it was nominated for The Man Booker prize. A simply brilliant must-read.

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