The awards and accolades just keep on coming for Sarah Waters.
This time it is the Casino de Santiago European Novel Award 2010, for her novel ‘The Night Watch’.
The award aims to promote both, the joy of reading and a pro-European spirit. Any European novel is eligible to enter and the award is voted for, by the readers’ from the city of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Synopsis – From The Author Website
Tender and tragic, set against the turbulent backdrop of wartime Britain, The Night Watch is the extraordinary story of four Londoners: Kay, who wanders the streets in mannish clothes, restless and searching . . . Helen, who harbours a troubling secret . . . Viv, glamour girl, recklessly loyal to her soldier lover . . . and Duncan, an apparent innocent, struggling with demons of his own.
Moving back through the 1940s, through air raids, blacked-out streets, illicit liaisons and sexual adventure, to end with its beginning in 1941, this is an astonishing novel.