Cover Face-Off: THE STRANGER’S CHILD by Alan Hollinghurst

Secrets. Haunting sensuality. Exquisite lyricism. The lingering power of desire.

All of this language appears in the publisher’s description of Alan Hollinghurst’s The Stranger’s Child, so I ask you, dear readers, does either of these covers say LINGERING DESIRE to you? I’m not so sure, but I am fascinated by how different these covers are and curious about which you prefer. Take a gander, vote for the one you like best in the poll below, and share your thoughts in the comments.

Here’s the original hardback cover:

And here’s the new paperback cover:

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