The Night Watch

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Penguin, Sep 27, 2006 - Fiction - 544 pages
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“[A] wonderful novel…Waters is almost Dickensian in her wealth of description and depth of character.”—Chicago Tribune

Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked-out streets, illicit partying, and sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, The Night Watch tells the story of four Londoners—three women and a young man with a past—whose lives, and those of their friends and lovers, connect in tragedy, stunning surprise and exquisite turns, only to change irreversibly in the shadow of a grand historical event.
 

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I liike the way her scenes with different characters drift into one another...It's very cinematic. The reverse chron. is an interesting way to have her story unfold, but had expected the device to be used to better advantage (with some sort of unexpected twist at the end). Some of the scenes were a bit gore ridden, but I suppose that's to be expected for a novel set in WW2 London. 

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
7
Section 3
23
Section 4
36
Section 5
38
Section 6
49
Section 7
64
Section 8
76
Section 18
274
Section 19
320
Section 20
329
Section 21
356
Section 22
389
Section 23
398
Section 24
400
Section 25
442

Section 9
84
Section 10
104
Section 11
115
Section 12
129
Section 13
181
Section 14
223
Section 15
228
Section 16
238
Section 17
261
Section 26
457
Section 27
475
Section 28
493
Section 29
507
Section 30
508
Section 31
525
Section 32
529
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About the author (2006)

Sarah Waters is the New York Times–bestselling author of The Little Stranger, The Night Watch, Fingersmith, Affinity, and Tipping the Velvet. She has three times been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, 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.

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