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Affinity

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Gothic tale, psychological study, puzzle narrative This is gripping, astute fiction that feeds the mind and senses. The Seattle Times An upper-class woman recovering from a suicide attempt, Margaret Prior has begun visiting the women s ward of Millbank prison, Victorian London s grimmest jail, as part of her rehabilitative charity work. Amongst Millbank s murderers and common thieves, Margaret finds herself increasingly fascinated by on apparently innocent inmate, the enigmatic spiritualist Selina Dawes. Selina was imprisoned after a seance she was conducting went horribly awry, leaving an elderly matron dead and a young woman deeply disturbed. Although initially skeptical of Selina s gifts, Margaret is soon drawn into a twilight world of ghosts and shadows, unruly spirits and unseemly passions, until she is at last driven to concoct a desperate plot to secure Selina s freedom, and her own.As in her noteworthy deput, Tipping the Velvet, Sarah Waters brilliantly evokes the sights and smells of a moody and beguiling nineteenth-century London, and proves herself yet again a storyteller, in the words of the New York Times Book Review, of "startling power." "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 351 pages
  • 126 x 142 x 10mm | 99.79g
  • Penguin Publishing Group
  • Riverhead Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1573228737
  • 9781573228732
  • 220,220

Review quote

"Unfolds sinuously and ominously...a powerful plot-twister...a truly suspenseful tale of terror; and a piece of elegant, thinly veiled erotica. Like a Ouija board, "Affinity "offers different messages to different readers, scaring the shrouds off everyone in the process." --"USA Today" "[Waters] displays her incredible talent for the Gothic historical novel in this splendid book about a Victorian women's prison and the affair there between an inmate and a 'lady visitor.'" --"San Francisco Chronicle" "Gothic tale, psychological study, puzzle narrative...superbly suspenseful...This is gripping, astute fiction that feeds the mind and senses." --"The Seattle Times "show more

About Sarah Waters

Sarah Watersis theNew York Times bestselling author ofThe Paying Guests, The Little Stranger, The Night Watch, Fingersmith, Affinity, andTipping the Velvet.Shehas three times been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, has twice been a finalist for the Orange Prize, and wasnamed one ofGranta s bestyoung Britishnovelists, among other distinctions. Waters lives in London."show more

Rating details

16,636 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
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4 36% (6,053)
3 28% (4,630)
2 8% (1,379)
1 3% (448)
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