The Night Watch
By Sarah Waters
(Riverhead Trade, Paperback, 9781594482304, 544pp.)
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 Londonersthree women and a young man with a pastwhose 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 New York Timesbestselling author of The Little Stranger, The Night Watch, Fingersmith, Affinity, and Tipping the Velvet. She has three times been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, twice been a finalist for the Orange Prize, and was named one of Granta’s best young British novelists, among other distinctions. Waters 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.”