London Times Novelist of the Year
John Llewellyn Rhys Prize: Finalist
A spellbinding ghost story, a complex and intriguing historical mystery, and a poignant romance with an unexpected twist.
“Gothic tale, psychological study, puzzle narrative…This is gripping, astute fiction that feeds the mind and senses.”—The Seattle Times
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."
“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.”
“[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
Awards for Affinity
And shortlisted for:
2000 Mail on Sunday/John Llewellyn Rhys Prize (UK)
2000 Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year
To keep up-to-date, input your email address, and we will contact you on publication
Please alert me via email when: