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•    First Digital Edition •    Grier Rating:  A***  •    Digitized from rare pulp edition In Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt , Therese is nineteen and working in a department store during the Christmas shopping season. She dates men,…read more

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With its sinister humor and genius plotting, Ripley's Game is an enduring portrait of a compulsive, sociopathic American antihero. Living on his posh French estate with his elegant heiress wife, Tom Ripley, on the cusp of middle age, is no longer the striving comer of The Talented Mr. Ripley .…read more

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Now recognized as a masterwork, the scandalous novel that anticipated Nabokov's Lolita . "I have long had a theory that Nabokov knew The Price of Salt and modeled the climactic cross-country car chase in Lolita on Therese and Carol's frenzied bid for freedom," writes Terry Castle in The New…read more

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"Highsmith's writing is wicked . . . it puts a spell on you, after which you feel altered, even tainted."— Entertainment Weekly With Norton's publication of Slowly, Slowly in the Wind , Patricia Highsmith's entire body of work is now back in print. First published in 1979, this volume is one of…read more

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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…read more

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A major new reissue of the work of a classic noir novelist. With the acclaim for The Talented Mr. Ripley , more film projects in production, and two biographies forthcoming, expatriate legend Patricia Highsmith would be shocked to see that she has finally arrived in her homeland. Throughout her…read more

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The legendary writer Patricia Highsmith is best remembered today for her chilling psychological thrillers The Talented Mr. Ripley and Strangers on a Train , which was made into the classic film by Alfred Hitchcock and Raymond Chandler. A critically-acclaimed best seller in Europe, Highsmith…read more

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A major new reissue of the work of a classic noir novelist. With the acclaim for The Talented Mr. Ripley , more film projects in production, and two biographies forthcoming, expatriate legend Patricia Highsmith would be shocked to see that she has finally arrived in her homeland. Throughout her…read more

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The great revival of interest in Patricia Highsmith continues with this work that reveals the chilling reality behind the idyllic facade of American suburban life. The stories collected in Mermaids on the Golf Course are among Highsmith's most mature, psychologically penetrating works. As in the…read more

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[A] classic psychological thriller.”- USA Today Originally published in 1964, and the winner of the CWA Best Foreign Novel Award, Patricia Highsmith’s The Two Faces of January is a chilling tale of suspense, suffused with her trademark slow, creeping unease. In a grubby Athens hotel, Rydal Keener…read more

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At last back in print, one of Patricia Highsmith's most disturbing works. Rife with overtones of Dostoyevsky, The Glass Cell , first published forty years ago, combines a quintessential Highsmith mystery with a penetrating critique of the psychological devastation wrought by the prison system.…read more

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"Highsmith's novels are peerlessly disturbing...bad dreams that keep us thrashing for the rest of the night."— The New Yorker With the savage humor of Evelyn Waugh and the macabre sensibility of Edgar Allan Poe, Patricia Highsmith brought a distinct twentieth-century acuteness to her prolific body…read more