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A chilling and vividly rendered ghost story set in postwar Britain, by the bestselling and award-winning author of The Night Watch and Fingersmith.
With The Little Stranger,
Waters revisits the fertile setting of Britain
in the 1940s—and gives us a sinister tale of
a haunted house, brimming with the rich atmosphere
and psychological complexity that
have become hallmarks of Waters’s work.
The Little Stranger follows the strange
adventures of Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid
who has built a life of quiet respectability as a
country doctor. One dusty postwar summer in
his home of rural Warwickshire, he is called to
a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres
family for more than two centuries, the Georgian
house, once grand and handsome, is now
in decline—its masonry crumbling, its gardens
choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard
permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are
the Ayreses haunted by something more ominous
than a dying way of life?
Little does Dr.
Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly,
their story is about to become entwined
Abundantly atmospheric and elegantly
told, The Little Stranger is Sarah Waters’s most
thrilling and ambitious novel yet.