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ISBN 10: 1573228737 / 1-57322-873-7
ISBN 13: 9781573228732
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

Visiting a grim London prison as part of rehabilitative charity work, an upper-class woman recovering from a suicide attempt is drawn into the Victorian world of enigmatic spiritualist and inmate Selina Dawes and is persuaded to help her escape. By the author of Tipping the Velvet. Reprint.


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"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, 05/01/2000

Review:

"The real power of this book belongs not to Selina but to the author herself. Through the lens of her late-20th-century consciousness, she pictures their world, even as she flawlessly renders the tone and diction of these 19th-century women's experiences. Admirers of Waters's first novel will recognize her consummate skill in evoking a sense of place--a particularly challenging task in the first half of AFFINITY, in which Margaret sets out to write a factual catalog of her visits. Waters manages to imbue wealth of potentially dry descriptive material with the emotion Margaret has tried to suppress...."

Nancy Willard, New York Times Book Review, 07/23/2000

 

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