The Night Watch

The Night Watch

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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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
  • Riverhead Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1594482306
  • 9781594482304
  • 304,502

About Sarah Waters

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 "TheNight 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 Britishnovelists. She lives in London."show more

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"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 "show more