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Glass Cell

by Patricia Highsmith

WW Norton | June 15, 2004 | Trade Paperback

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Rife with overtones of Dostoyevsky, , first published forty years ago, combines a quintessential Highsmith mystery with a penetrating critique of the psychological devastation wrought by the prison system. Falsely convicted of fraud, the easygoing but naive Philip Carter is sentenced to six lonely, drug-ravaged years in prison. Upon his release, Carter is a more suspicious and violent man. For those around him, earning back his trust can mean the difference between life and death. ''s bleak and compelling portrait of daily prison life—and the consequences for those who live it—is, sadly, as relevant today as it was when the book was first published in 1964.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.7 in

Published: June 15, 2004

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393325679

ISBN - 13: 9780393325676

Found in: Mystery and Suspense

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Glass Cell

by Patricia Highsmith

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.7 in

Published: June 15, 2004

Publisher: WW Norton

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393325679

ISBN - 13: 9780393325676

From the Publisher

Rife with overtones of Dostoyevsky, , first published forty years ago, combines a quintessential Highsmith mystery with a penetrating critique of the psychological devastation wrought by the prison system. Falsely convicted of fraud, the easygoing but naive Philip Carter is sentenced to six lonely, drug-ravaged years in prison. Upon his release, Carter is a more suspicious and violent man. For those around him, earning back his trust can mean the difference between life and death. ''s bleak and compelling portrait of daily prison life—and the consequences for those who live it—is, sadly, as relevant today as it was when the book was first published in 1964.

About the Author

Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.

Editorial Reviews

“The book is well made, well told.”

“There''s a certain harsh power here that is compelling.”

“Patricia Highsmith''s novels are peerlessly disturbing...bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night.”