Eszter will destroy this perfect little world just like the war destroyed her own life. And years later, when they meet again, the same jealousy takes over her.
A lively depiction of Hungarian society during the interwar years, The Fawn is Magda Szabo’s second novel, written in 1959 (nearly 30 years before The Door).
Regarding The Door – and this could also apply to The Fawn – Christine Ferniot of the magazine Télérama wrote : « Navigating from naturalistic novel to intimist narrative, from humorous anecdote to a drama typical of Balzac, from social account to thriller, here the author plays brilliantly with styles. »