Affinity - Virago V S. (Paperback)Sarah Waters (author)
'Now you know why you are drawn to me - why your flesh comes creeping to mine, and what it comes for. Let it creep.'
From the dark heart of a Victorian prison, disgraced spiritualist Selina Dawes weaves an enigmatic spell. Is she a fraud, or a prodigy? By the time it all begins to matter, you'll find yourself desperately wanting to believe in magic.
'Refined, repressed and simmering... a delicious tale of Victorian spiritualism' Independent on Sunday
'Spooky, spellbinding, exquisitely written' Val Hennessy
'Beautifully, atmospherically written, this is a tale to thrill your very soul' Metro
'Sexy, spooky, stylish... a wonderful book' Guardian
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 22 mm
Refined, repressed and simmering... a delicious tale of Victorian spiritualism - Mel Steel, Independent on Sunday
Spooky, spellbinding, exquisitely written... I do believe Waters is on the way to becoming a major literary star - Val Hennessy
Beautifully, atmospherically written, this is a tale to thrill your very soul - Metro
An exquisitely sad, pseudo-ghost story... it is a novel that takes countless risks - Matt Thorne, Independent on Sunday
Affinity is the work of an intense and atmospheric imagination... Sarah Waters is such an interesting writer, a kind of feminist Dickens - Fiona Pitt-Kethley, Daily Telegraph
Sarah Waters is such a brilliant writer that her readers would believe anything she told them - A.N. Wilson, Daily Mail
Extraordinary... written in a subtly caricatured period style... So well researched is this novel that both diaries seem grotesquely authentic - The Times
Sexy, spooky, stylish, Affinity is a wonderful book - Guardian
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 - Seattle Times
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
A richly detailed exploration of the mysterious affinity that appears to unite two lonely women... Waters has found a superb metaphor for the love that dares not speak its name, and developed it with remarkable ingenuity and power: another stunning performance - Kirkus
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