The Paying Guests (Paperback)

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“At the end of WWI, 26-year-old Frances and her mother find themselves in dire financial circumstances. Both of Frances' brothers died in the war, and now her father's death has left them in debt. Frances and her mother reconfigure their home in a gracious London neighborhood so that they can take in lodgers. From the moment Mr. and Mrs. Barber - the 'paying guests'- arrive, the young couple pulls Frances out of her staid routine, and before long sexual sparks are flying. Waters is a brilliant writer, a master of the hothouse atmosphere and the slow reveal, and her new novel is utterly absorbing.”
— Ellen Sandmeyer, Sandmeyer's Bookstore, Chicago, IL



Product Details
ISBN: 9787208151406
ISBN-10: 7208151407
Publisher: Shang Hai Ren Min Chu Ban She/Tsai Fong Books
Publication Date: July 1st, 2018
Language: Chinese