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Powell's Q&A | September 3, 2014

Emily St. John Mandel: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Emily St. John Mandel

Describe your latest book. My new novel is called Station Eleven. It's about a traveling Shakespearean theatre company in a post-apocalyptic North... Continue »
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    Station Eleven

    Emily St. John Mandel 9780385353304


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The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
The Little Stranger

Bertha, December 1, 2009

After my initial disappontment I found that in retrospect I was impressed by the evocation of post war austerity and the decline of the country house and its family. Dr. Faraday's dreary rationalism contrasts with the insight of the parlour maid - the only one who really appreciates that there is a malevolent presence at Hundreds Hall. He is heard, she is ignored. Sarah Waters' novel shows how evil is served by human vulnerability, folly and short-sightedness, and how it incarnates our worst fears. I think I now understand what happened at the end.
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