The legendary writer Patricia Highsmith is best remembered
today for her chilling psychological thrillers The Talented Mr.
Ripley and Strangers on a Train. A critically
acclaimed best seller in Europe, Highsmith has for too long been
underappreciated in the United States. Starting in 2011, Grove
Press will begin to reissue nine of Highsmith's works.
Eleven is Highsmith's first collection of short stories,
an arresting group of dark masterpieces of obsession and
foreboding, violence and instability. Here naturalists meet
gruesome ends and unhinged heroes disturb our sympathies. This is a
captivating, important collection from one of the truly brilliant
short-story writers of the twentieth century" (Otto Penzler).