The Night Watch
By Sarah Waters
(Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781594482304, 560pp.)
Publication Date: September 27, 2006
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“[A] wonderful novel…Waters is almost Dickensian in her wealth of description and depth of character.”—Chicago Tribune
Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked-out streets, illicit partying, and sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch tells the story of four Londoners—three women and a young man with a past—whose lives, and those of their friends and lovers, connect in tragedy, stunning surprise and exquisite turns, only to change irreversibly in the shadow of a grand historical event.
Sarah Waters is the author of Tipping the Velvet, a New York Times Notable Book; Affinity, which won her the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award; Fingersmith and The Night Watch, both of which were shortlisted for both the Orange Prize and the Man Booker Prize; and The Little Stranger, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and a New York Times Notable Book. She has also been named one of Granta's best young British novelists. She lives in London.
“Flawless…A sophisticated beautifully written novel.”
—The Washington Post
—The New York Times
—The Seattle Times
“[A] wonderful novel…Waters is almost Dickensian in her wealth of description and depth of character.”
“Waters has the gift of story, the ability to dissolve the distance between reader and subject until nothing but experience remains.”
—Los Angeles Times
“Compelling…sexually and psychologically provocative.”