A Narrow Door


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$26.95  $25.06
Pegasus Crime
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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.7 inches | 1.35 pounds

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About the Author

Joanne Harris is an Anglo-French author, whose books include fourteen novels, two cookbooks and many short stories. Her work is extremely diverse, covering aspects of magic realism, suspense, historical fiction, mythology and fantasy. In 2000, her 1999 novel Chocolat was adapted to the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. She is an honorary Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and in 2013 was awarded an MBE by the Queen. Her novels A Narrow Door and A Broken Light are also available from Pegasus Books.


"Harris keeps the suspense high all the way to the exhilarating ending. This spectacular feat of storytelling will seduce the reader from page one."-- "Publishers Weekly (starred)"
"Joanne Harris's previous novels set at the tweedy British boarding school St. Oswald's embodied the spirit of a fierce chess match. The icy rage and ruthless revenge is turned up even higher in A Narrow Door, in which St. Oswald's, long a boys-only domain, is dragged into the current century with the appointment of its first headmistress in its 500-year-old existence. To the chagrin of the elderly Latin master Roy Straitley, Rebecca Buckfast's arrival not only portends change, it leads to the excavation of secrets from St. Oswald's depths -- namely, the literal unearthing of a long-buried body. Readers will learn the dead person's identity, but the novel's most shocking revelations have to do with the loss of one woman's agency and the means, however terrible, even monstrous, through which she can reclaim it."--Sarah Weinman "New York Times Book Review"