The Uninvited Guests

By Sadie Jones
(Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780062116512, 262pp.)

Publication Date: January 2013

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Description

One late spring evening in 1912, in the kitchens at Sterne, preparations begin for an elegant supper party in honor of Emerald Torrington's twentieth birthday. But only a few miles away, a dreadful accident propels a crowd of mysterious and not altogether savory survivors to seek shelter at the ramshackle manor—and the household is thrown into confusion and mischief.

Evening turns to stormy night, and a most unpleasant parlor game threatens to blow respectability to smithereens: Smudge Torrington, the wayward youngest daughter of the house, decides that this is the perfect moment for her Great Undertaking.

The Uninvited Guests is the bewitching new novel from the critically acclaimed Sadie Jones. The prizewinning author triumphs in this frightening yet delicious drama of dark surprises—where social codes are uprooted and desire daringly trumps propriety—and all is alight with Edwardian wit and opulence.




About the Author
SADIE JONES is the author of three previous novels: The Outcast, winner of the Costa First Novel Award in the UK and a finalist for the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction; Small Wars, a tale of love, war, and honor, which was published to critical praise on both sides of the Atlantic; and The Uninvited Guests, the best-selling and highly acclaimed drama of dark surprises beloved of writers as diverse as Ann Patchett and Jacqueline Winspear. Sadie Jones lives in London.
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