Description - The Night Watch by Sarah Waters
This is the deeply moving story of three women and their love affairs, and a young man who has been in prison, for what we are not sure. It's 1947. The war has ended but its after-shocks linger. Kay, active during the war, when she drove an ambulance, lived full throttle and tended the passionate love she held for Helen, now seeks relief from aimlessess on nocturnal prowls. Helen works side by side with Viv in a dating agency, but Kay isn't the only one to harbour night-time secrets. Helen and Viv have theirs too. Viv's younger brother, Duncan, is the innocent, but the most mysterious of them all. What exactly did he do during the war? Moving back through time, through air raids, blacked-out streets, illicit partying and sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, this new novel - melancholic, tender, tragic and beautiful - is marvellously realised, capturing the 1940s in ways reminiscent of Graham Greene, Elizabeth Bowen and Muriel Spark. It is a triumph.
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(222mm x 142mm x 40mm)
Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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Author Biography - Sarah Waters
Sarah Waters was born in Wales in 1966. She has been shortlisted for the Man Booker and Orange prizes and has won The South Bank Show Award and The Somerset Maugham Award. Four of her novels have been adapted for television. She has been named as author of the Year four times - by the Booksellers Association, Sunday Times, Waterstone's and The British Book Awards.