The Woman Who Walked into Doors is a 1996 novel by Roddy Doyle. Narrated by Paula Spencer, a survivor of domestic abuse, the title refers to an episode in the novel where Spencer’s husband asks her where a bruise came from, and she says she “walked into a door.”.
The woman who walked into doors. They didn’t wink at each other because they didn’t have to” (190). In this case, Charlo of course knows that Paula has not walked into a door; that “the didn’t have to wink” suggests that the doctor knows as well but is willing to accept Charlo’s unspoken excuse.
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THE WOMAN WHO WALKED INTO DOORS is the story of her life. At the time of her narration it is 1995 and she is thirty-nine. She is a widow; she has three children living with her and a fourth who has disappeared (she fears he now is a heroin addict); she works cleaning houses in the morning and a downtown office in the evening; she is an alcoholic; but somehow she is managing to keep the pared.
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Paula Spencer is the narrator and unlikely heroine of Roddy Doyle's fifth novel, The Woman Who Walked Into Doors. The mother of four children, she lives in a working-class suburb of Dublin. She is also a battered wife and an alcoholic. Paula's husband, Charlo, has been killed while escaping the scene of a crime he committed.
Book Review: The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, by Roddy Doyle. February 17, 2015; Written by: Kay Rollison 4 Replies; Category: AIM Extra permalink; Kay Rollison; It took me a while to get into this book, but when I did I found it packed a real punch.
When Charlo hit her she tells that she walked into a door or fell of the stairs, and so she becomes the woman who walked into doors. The title shows the problem of a woman being battered, she can't tell her problem, because she's afraid of Charlo and ashamed, because she thinks it's her own fault.
About The Woman Who Walked into Doors. From the Booker Prize-winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, the heartrending story of a brave and tenacious housewife Paula Spencer is a thirty-nine-year-old working-class woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after marriage to an abusive husband and a worsening drinking problem.
Hot Roddy There is not much Ha,Ha,Ha in Roddy Doyle' s powerful new novel.. The Woman Who Walked Into Doors comes in bleak contrast to the optimistic portraits of family life in his early work.
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Book: The Woman Who Walked into Doors Author: Roddy Doyle Type of book: Fiction Why Did I Read This Book: This was a case of a title grabbing me when I was at Border’s Books and I bought it on a whim. I almost didn’t buy it because Mary Gordon had a blurb on the back and I responded very negatively to the book I read by her recently, but I’m glad I read it.
Roddy Doyle's book, The Woman Who Walked Into Doors, is the engaging yet depressing story of a Dublin woman in an abusive marriage. Paula O'Leary, a young middle-class Dublin girl starts life with prospects and hope, and ends up, after four children, seventeen years of abuse, and the news of her husbands death, as an alcoholic cleaning-lady.
The Woman Who Walked Into Doors is one of Roddy Doyle’s finest achievements, the heart-rending story of a woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after a violent, abusive marriage and a worsening drink problem. Paula Spencer recalls her contented childhood.
A personal response to: The Woman Who Walked Into Doors by Roddy Doyle Ann Jay General Practitioner,Llandysul,Ceredigion,Wales Paula Spencer, nee O’Leary, is 37 years old. She looks much older, although she might have been good-looking once. The booze and the fags have taken their toll. She has four children, one of whom is an addict.The Woman Who Walked Into Doors is one of Roddy Doyle's finest achievement to date, the heart-rending story of a woman struggling to reclaim her dignity after a violent, abusive marriage and a worsening drink problem. Paula Spencer recalls her contented childhood.The Woman Who Walked Into Doors (Paperback). From the Booker Prize winning author of Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha and The Commitments: the story of an ordinary.