The Night Watch

By Sarah Waters
(Riverhead Hardcover, Hardcover, 9781594489051, 464pp.)

Publication Date: March 23, 2006

Other Editions of This Title: Compact Disc, Paperback, Paperback

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Description

“[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.




About the Author

Sarah Waters is the New York Times–bestselling 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.




Praise For The Night Watch

“Flawless…A sophisticated beautifully written novel.”
The Washington Post
 
“Captivating.”
The New York Times
 
“Masterful.”
The Seattle Times
 
“[A] wonderful novel…Waters is almost Dickensian in her wealth of description and depth of character.”
Chicago Tribune
 
“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.”
USA Today

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