BlurbThe Night Watch is a dark, 2006 historical fiction novel by Sarah Waters. It was shortlisted for the 2006 Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the 2006 Orange Prize. The novel, which is told backward through third person narrative, takes place in 1940s London during and after World War II. The storyline follows the fragmented lives and the strange interconnections between Kay, Helen and Julia, three lesbians, Viv, a straight woman and Duncan, her brother, a gay man - their secrets, shames and scandals that connect them despite their different experiences. The war, with its never ending night watches serves as a horrifying context, backdrop and metaphor as a constant reminder of the morbidity that surrounds life and love. The central metaphor of the night watch is about the sleepless nights, detonated by war, but more so, by love.
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Un gran libro, pero requiere paciencia. El libro en sí no es demasiado largo aunque en él hay muchos datos ya que hay varios personajes y leerlo rápidamente puede confundir al lector. Lo recomiendo sobre todo a miembros de la comunidad LGBTQA ya que ese es el tema principal del libro.