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The Woman Who Walked Into Doors Summary
Roddy Doyle

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The Woman Who Walked Into Doors Summary

Plot Summary

Paula, a middle-aged Irish housewife, answers the door to find a police officer, who informs her that her husband, Charlo, is dead. As Paula deals with Charlo's death, she is forced to face the memories of years of brutal abuse at his hands. Paula examines the path that led her to marry the man who would torture and abuse her for seventeen years and how she finally found the strength to kick him out of her house. A year later, he was shot by police after murdering a woman and Paula tries to make sense of her life, for the sake of her growing children.

Paula remembers growing up in a violent Catholic household with little money and many siblings. When she met Charlo, who was already a criminal, Paula fell instantly in love with his bad-boy image and married him to spite her abusive father. After a...

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