Affinity, by Sarah Waters

Affinity, by Sarah Waters

An interweaving tale of two entrapped women; a suicidal noblewoman with no purpose and an imprisoned spiritualist claiming innocence. Reality, voice and oppression – not to mention manipulation – are the key themes in this stunning lesbian Victorian ghost story. A rich, beautiful, haunting novel by an excellent author, set in the late 19th century.

Spoilers ahead.

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The Husband Stitch, by Carmen Maria Machado

The Husband Stitch, by Carmen Maria Machado
I’m writing this review of theĀ The Husband Stitch, by Carmen Maria Machado because I can’t sleep. Hurricane Ophelia is starting to creep across my country today. I am dreading both work tomorrow and the walk there. It also struck me as a particularly relevant short story for our times.

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