via Harvard Book Store:
Sarah Waters discusses The Paying Guests in conversation with EMILY M. DANFORTH
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Thursday, September 18, 2014
6:00 PM (Doors at 5:30)
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Book Store welcomes three-time Man Booker Prize finalist and New York Timesbestselling author SARAH WATERS for a reading from her latest novel, The Paying Guests, in conversation with EMILY M. DANFORTH, author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post.
It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa—a large, silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants—life is about to be transformed as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.
With the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber, a modern young couple of the “clerk class,” the routines of the house will be shaken up in unexpected ways. Little do the Wrays know just how profoundly their new tenants will alter the course of Frances’s life—or, as passions mount and frustration gathers, how far-reaching, and how devastating, the disturbances will be.