224 pages, 8.25 × 5.6 × 0.75 in
December 14, 2004
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0393326314
ISBN - 13: 9780393326314
From the Publisher
With Norton's publication of The Black House, Patricia Highsmith's entire body of work is now back in print. First published in 1981, this volume is one of Highsmith's most nuanced and psychologically suspenseful works. The stories in The Black House mine classic Highsmith terrain as they sketch the lives of suburban dwellers that appear quite normal at first but unravel to reveal their proximity to the macabre. This collection is a perfect example of Highsmith's view of human nature and a fitting capstone to the reintroduction of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers.
About the Author
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.
"Highsmith writes the verbal equivalent of a drug--easy to consume, darkly euphoric, totally addictive."