Set in the wake of the First World War’s many social and economic upheavals, Waters’s sixth novel is as emotionally compelling and psychologically gripping as her acclaimed Fingersmith and The Little Stranger. To keep up their estate, Frances and her mother take in boarders; Frances’s passionate involvement with one of them leads to love, but also to matters of life and death. (Riverhead)
Waters will be in conversation with Sarah Blake, author of The Postmistress.
Beer and wine will be available.