Once upon a time there was a king, and the king
commissioned his favorite wizard to create a magic mirror. This mirror didn’t
show you your reflection. It showed you your soul—it showed you who you really
The wizard couldn’t look at it without turning away.
The king couldn’t look at it. The courtiers couldn’t look at it. A chestful of
treasure was offered to anyone who could look at it for sixty seconds without
turning away. And no one could.
The Zone of Interest is a love story with a violently unromantic setting.
Can love survive the mirror? Can we even meet each other’s eye, after we have
seen who we really are?
Powered by both wit and
compassion, and in characteristically vivid prose, Martin Amis’ unforgettable
new novel excavates the depths and contradictions of the human soul. Download and start listening now!