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  • Published: New York : Riverhead Books, 2002.
  • Year Published: 2002
  • Description: 582 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 1573229725
  • 9781573229722


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by Waters, Sarah, 1966-

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Lesbian Romance

"Fingersmith" tells the story of orphaned Susan, who helps her foster mother with various criminal pursuits in the eternal struggle to survive in Victorian London. When a man Susan and her foster mother call "Gentleman" (because they assume he's from an upper-class family) posits a plan to trick a wealthy woman into giving her money to Susan's den of thieves, the young woman agrees.
The story takes some very unexpected twists but also has some very sad and scary parts. The scenes in the insane asylum are particularly disturbing, all the more so because they are based on the author's research and so are an accurate depiction.
"Fingersmith" is a lesbian romance, so it does have some "R" rated scenes. It also has some very disturbing depictions of a child being forced to read aloud pornographic materials.
If you like the novel, watch the movie of the same name. Also check out author Sarah Waters' other novels.

Great story!

I love this book. The story is really great - you are taken on a wild ride from a couple different perspsectives, constantly trying to figure out what is the truth and what will happen next. The BBC mini-series is also enjoyable.

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