Wilde Readers Book Club: "The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters

Wilde Readers Book Club: A reading group focusing on LGBTQ+ lit, classic and contemporary.

This month's book club pick is The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters.

The "volcanically sexy" bestseller about a widow and her daughter who take a young couple into their home in 1920s London.

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.

Short-listed for the Man Booker Prize three times, Sarah Waters has earned a reputation as one of our greatest writers of historical fiction.

"Awesome, full-bodied novel. 'It's like she's saying, hey dudes, this is how you do it.' " --Stephen King 

Sarah Waters is the New York Times-bestselling author of The Paying GuestsThe Little StrangerThe Night WatchFingersmithAffinity, and Tipping the Velvet. She has three times been short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, has 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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Event date: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647
The Paying Guests Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781594633928
Availability: Out of stock, usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Riverhead Books - September 8th, 2015