The Little Stranger

The Little Stranger


By (author) Sarah Waters

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  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Format: Paperback | 512 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 203mm x 41mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 4 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1594484465
  • ISBN 13: 9781594484469
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 47,297

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"The #1 book of 2009...Several sleepless nights are guaranteed."--Stephen King, "Entertainment Weekly " One postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country physician, is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once impressive and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. Its owners--mother, son, and daughter--are struggling to keep pace with a changing society, as well as with conflicts of their own. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become intimately entwined with his.

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Author information

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.

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"The best book I read this year." -Stephen King for "Entertainment Weekly" "Deliciously creepy...a ghost story as intelligent as it is stylish" -"The Washington Post" "Sarah Waters is an excellent, evocative writer, and this is an incredibly gripping and readable novel." -"The New York Times Book Review" (editor's choice) "A classic gothic page-turner." -"USA Today"