Fingersmith

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Author(s): Sarah Waters
Awards:2002-Fiction-Shortlist-Man Booker Prize
Original Publish Date: Oct 01, 2002
Product Number: EB00389292
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101057025
Publisher: Riverhead Books
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Description

"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 The Handmaiden, a film adaptation of Fingersmith, directed by Park Chan-wook and starring Kim Tae-Ri, is now available. 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 thieves—fingersmiths—for whom this house in the heart of a mean London slum is home. One day, the most beloved thief of all arrives—Gentleman, 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 of—passed 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.

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CD
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Author(s): Sarah Waters
Narrator(s): Juanita McMahon
Product Number CP289
Released: Jan 31, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419307935
eAudio
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Author(s): Sarah Waters
Narrator(s): Juanita McMahon
Product Number Z00886
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449890094

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