Sarah Waters is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Paying Guests, The Little Stranger,The Night Watch, Fingersmith, Affinity, and Tipping the Velvet. She has three times been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, has twice been a finalist for the Orange Prize, and was named one of Granta's best young British novelists, among other distinctions. Waters lives in London.
"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