“[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 Paying Guests, The Little Stranger,The Night Watch, Fingersmith, Affinity, and Tipping the Velvet. She has three times been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, has 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
“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