“It's hard to believe that Hollinghurst is a contemporary novelist. Written with detail and breadth reminiscent of Dickens and echoes of Austen's pre-Victorian romance, intrigue, and satire, The Stranger's Child is the kind of novel that has become an anomaly in the post-modern literary world. It is at once both dense and juicy, filled with small gossip, illicit love affairs and long kept secrets. When Cecil Valance—an up-and-coming poet—visits George Sawles's family a
nd writes what will become his most famous poem in the young Miss Sawles's autograph book, lives are forever changed, and, in a series of dramatic revelations, a truth that was hidden over decades finds its way out.”—Candra, Elliott Bay Book Company, Seattle. Buy The Stranger's Child from Elliott Bay Book Company.