Set in and around the women's prison at Milbank in the 1870's , AFFINITY is an eerie and utterly compelling ghost story, a complex and intriguing literary mystery and a poignant love story with an unexpected twist in the tale. Following the death of her father, Margaret Prior has decided to pursue some 'good work' with the lady criminals of one of London's most notorious gaols. Surrounded by prisoners, murderers and common thieves, Margaret feels herself drawn to one of the prisons more unlikely inmates - the imprisoned spiritualist - Selina Dawes. Sympathetic to the plight of this innocent-seeming girl, Margaret sees herself dispensing guidance and perhaps friendship on her visits, little expecting to find herself dabbling in a twilight world of seances, shadows, unruly spirits and unseemly passions.
Sarah Waters wurde 1966 in Wales geboren. Sie hat in englischer Literatur promoviert und zahlreiche Artikel in Kultur- und Literaturzeitschriften veröffentlicht. 1998 erhielt sie den New London Writers Award des London Arts Board. Buchveröffentlichungen, Auszeichnung mit dem Times Young Novelist of the Year Award und den Somerset Maugham Award.
'Indeed, this is such a brilliant writer that her readers would believe anything she told them' A.N. WILSON, D. MAIL ** 'Spooky, spellbinding, exquisitely written ... I do believe Waters is on the way to becoming a major literary star' VAL HENNESSY ** 'A work of intense and atmospheric imagination ... Sarah Waters is ... a kind of feminist Dickens' TELEGRAPH 'Sexy, spooky, stylish, AFFINITY is a wonderful book from any perspective' G. FODEN, GUARDIAN