The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle

March 16th, 2016 by Goshen Public Library Leave a reply »

The Woman Who Walked Into Doors (1996) the woman who walked into doorsis a powerful story of the battering of a woman’s soul.  The story begins innocently enough, but as Paula & her two sisters begin reminiscing, each has their own version of the past as children, then as teens.

Paula marries Charles (Charlo) Spencer.  What follows is the heartrending story of what we now call domestic violence.  Charlo is abusive—but Paula loves him.  Her drinking problem worsens.  Children are born to the marriage.

Roddy Doyle gives Paula Spencer a real & unforgettable voice that has the reader experiencing Paula’s vulnerability, but, then, also her strength.

Comments are closed.