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    Sarah Waters is the author of Tipping the Velvet, a New York TimesNotable Book; Affinity, which won her the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award;Fingersmith and The Night Watch, both of which were shortlisted for both the Orange Prize and the Man Booker Prize; andThe Little Stranger, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and aNew York Times Notable Book. She has also been named one of Granta's best young British novelists. She lives in London.

    Oliver Twist with a twistWaters spins an absorbing tale that withholds as much as it discloses. A pulsating story.”The New York Times Book Review

    Sue Trinder is an orphan, left as an infant in the care of Mrs. Sucksby, a "baby farmer," who raised her with unusual tenderness, as if Sue were her own. Mrs. Sucksby’s household, with its fussy babies calmed with doses of gin, also hosts a transient family of petty thievesfingersmithsfor whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home.

    One day, the most beloved thief of all arrivesGentleman, an elegant con man, who carries with him an enticing proposition for Sue: If she wins a position as the maid to Maud Lilly, a naive gentlewoman, and aids Gentleman in her seduction, then they will all share in Maud’s vast inheritance. Once the inheritance is secured, Maud will be disposed ofpassed off as mad, and made to live out the rest of her days in a lunatic asylum.

    With dreams of paying back the kindness of her adopted family, Sue agrees to the plan. Once in, however, Sue begins to pity her helpless mark and care for Maud Lilly in unexpected ways...But no one and nothing is as it seems in this Dickensian novel of thrills and reversals


    ISBN 9781573229722
    Genre FICTION / Thrillers
    Format Paperback
    Pages 592
    Publisher Date 2002-10-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Riverhead Books
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.0 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.0 lb
    Language English
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Waters, Sarah

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