A Magic Door, A Lost Kingdom of Peace: A Collection of Tales – H.D. Hunter

The epigraph of this collection of ten short stories is a quote by early twentieth-century American playwright, Eugene O’Neill: ‘Obsessed by a fairy tale, we spend our lives searching for a magic door and a lost kingdom of peace’. The quote is taken from O’Neill’s 1956 play, Long Day’s Journey into Night. But what does it mean? Not being familiar with the play myself, I did a bit of research and it seems the quote does indeed give a clue as to what’s in store. As the author states in the afterword, this book has a multiplicity of meanings...

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