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The Zone of Interest: A novel

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The Zone of Interest: A novel

From one of England's most renowned authors, an unforgettable new novel that provides a searing portrait of life-and, shockingly, love-in a concentration camp.

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 no 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?

In a novel powered by both wit and pathos, Martin Amis excavates the depths and contradictions of the human soul. 

The Zone of Interest: A novel
by Martin Amis

  • Publication Date: September 30, 2014
  • Genres: Fiction, Romance
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Knopf
  • ISBN-10: 0385353499
  • ISBN-13: 9780385353496