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Affinity

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781573228732
Author(s): Sarah Waters
Format: Paperback
Year: 2002
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Dimensions: 132 x 203 x 23 (w x l x h)
Pages: 351

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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." A tale that will leave readers "transfixed with horror and excitement" ("Daily Mail," London) Affinity, in its accomplishment and sophistication, leaves no doubt as to this writer's considerable gifts.

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