Animal Lovers Book of Beastly Murder by Patricia HighsmithAnimal Lovers Book of Beastly Murder by Patricia Highsmith

Animal Lovers Book of Beastly Murder

byPatricia Highsmith

Paperback | October 29, 2002

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Nowhere is Patricia Highsmith's affinity for animals more apparent than in The Animal-Lover's Book of Beastly Murder, for here she transfers the murderous thoughts and rages most associated with humans onto the animals themselves. You will meet, for example, in "In the Dead of Truffle Season," a truffle-hunting pig who tries to whet his own appetite for a while; or Jumbo in "Chorus Girl's Absolutely Final Performance," a lonely, old circus elephant who decides she's had enough of show business and cruel trainers for one lifetime. In this satirical reprise of Kafka, cats, dogs, and breeding rodents are no longer ordinary beings in the happy home, but actually have the power to destroy the world in which we live.
Patricia Highsmith (1921–1995) was the author of more than twenty novels, including Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt, The Blunderer and The Talented Mr. Ripley, as well as numerous short stories.
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Title:Animal Lovers Book of Beastly MurderFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.65 inPublished:October 29, 2002Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393323668

ISBN - 13:9780393323665

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A border zone of the macabre, the disturbing, the not quite accidental…Highsmith achieves the effect of the occult without any recourse to supernatural machinery. — New York Times Book Review

Mesmerizing…not to be recommended for the weak-minded and impressionable. — Washington Post Book World