Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 272 pages, 8.25 × 5.38 × 0.49 in
Published: November 8, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0802145647
ISBN - 13: 9780802145642
About the Book
"The Tremor of Forgery" is considered by many to be Patricia Highsmith's finest novel. Set in Tunisia in the mid-1960s, it is the story of Howard Ingham, an American writer who has gone abroad to gather material for a movie too sordid to be set in America. Ingham is cool towards Ina, the girlfriend he left behind in New York, but his feelings start to change when she doesn't answer his increasingly aggravated letters, and John Castlewood, the filmmaker who hired Ingham, fails to show in Tunisia. Amid the tea shops and alleys of the souk, the sun-blasted architecture, and the beaches and hotels frequented by international tourists, will Ingham's morality survive the withering heat? Includes an introduction by Francine Prose.
From the Publisher
Called Highsmith''s best novel by The New Yorker and Graham Greene, The Tremor of Forgery is a story of violence and morality set in sun-blasted Tunisia during the cold war. With a new introduction by Francine Prose, this is the first reissue in 20 years.
About the Author
Patricia Highsmith was born in Texas in 1921, raised in New York, and lived most of her adult life in Europe. A graduate of Barnard College, prior to her career as a novelist, Highsmith wrote stories for comic books and, on Truman Capote''s recommendation, was a resident at Yaddo. She was the author of 22 novels and seven collections of stories. She died in 1995.