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: